Jack in Pemberland
(Altona: FriesenPress, 2024)
A Vancouver concrete-truck driver, on a hiking trip in the Cayoosh Range in British Columbia, discovers a hidden city of 100,000 people that does things its own way. Housing crisis? Shortage of doctors and nurses? Runaway population growth? Not in Pemberland. It's political satire unlike anything you've read before.
A Nation Unaware: The Canadian Economic Culture
(Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1974)
There were few lukewarm opinions when A Nation Unaware hit reviewers� desks and bookstores in 1974. It was a brilliantly independent book that dissected 200 years of Canadian economic history. A Nation Unaware soon became a Canadian classic.
Closed Circuits: The Sellout of Canadian Television
(Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1985)
The Canadian Radio-Television Commission appeared noble, even heroic, at its inception – the protector of the public interest and Canadian culture. Reality, however, was something else again: a regulatory agency captive to a manipulative and cynical industry that was dependent on flogging American content.
The Privatization Putsch
(Halifax: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1989)
The Privatization Putsch, in a probing inquiry of what actually happened behind the shouting, challenges the whole idea of privatization. From the privatization campaign of Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom, then to western Europe and then to Canada, it examines the pretensions of the privatization crusade and finds them wanting.
The New Bureaucracy: Waste and Folly in the Private Sector
(Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991)
In story after story of wasteful, foolish and unimaginably expensive practices, The New Bureaucracy portrays a sector possessing all the signs of a classic inflated bureaucracy � and with the ways and means to perpetuate, expand, and protect itself regardless.
Working Dollars: The VanCity Story
(Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1996)
On a gray October day in 1946, a newcomer to Vancouver deposited three $100 bills in the coffers of a new experiment in credit unions � Vancouver City Savings � open to any resident in the city. It was the beginning of a remarkable success story.
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