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Prices, Profits, Power: A People’s Guide to Inflation from Simon Black on Vimeo.

Rising prices continue to dominate the headlines. But what are the causes of current inflation? How does inflation impact working-class households? How should workers, unions, and progressive governments respond to inflation?

In Prices, Profits, Power: A People’s Guide to Inflation, three of Canada’s leading thinkers on questions of the economy, work, the labour movement, and progressive politics answer these questions and more.


Jim Stanford is Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work. Jim served for over 20 years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union (formerly the Canadian Auto Workers). He is the author of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism and writes a regular column for the Toronto Star.

Angella MacEwen is a Senior Economist at Canadian Union of Public Employees National, and a policy fellow with the Broadbent Institute. Angella’s primary focus is understanding the impacts of Canadian economic and social policy on workers. She writes a quarterly publication for CUPE members, Economy at Work.

Adam King is a Senior Researcher in Social and Economic Policy at the Canadian Labour Congress. He researches employment standards compliance and enforcement and labour market policy. Adam also writes the weekly labour newsletter Class Struggle for Passage Magazine.

Host: Simon Black is an Associate Professor of Labour Studies at Brock University.

(Sponsored by the Department of Labour Studies at Brock University and the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies)

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