Commerce beyond the profit motive

Business Professor Cameron Graham, acting director of Schulich’s Social Sector Management program, says there is a growing need for graduates with social sector expertise as non-profits look for more sustainable methods of financing, beyond charitable donations and hard-to-obtain government funding, reported The Globe and Mail.

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Economy’s supposed slow recovery is really a ‘secular stagnation’

“The reasons for a slow recovery in the advanced industrial countries are generally understood by economists to include the difficulty of reviving household demand when household debt is still very high; a still fragile financial system; and the turn of governments toward fiscal austerity after the expiry of the extraordinary stimulus programs enacted during the Great Recession,” wrote Andrew Jackson, the Packer Professor of Social Justice at York University, in The Globe and Mail.

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Boys breaking ballet stereotypes

Boys and young men may initially be attracted to other dance forms, but realize to go further they need more training, which may include ballet, said Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt, professor of dance at York University, in the Toronto Star.

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Are Canadians free traders or just Europhiles?

“Have Canadians become true free traders, embracing the world view of the great 19th century liberal thinker David Ricardo, who argued that free trade is always a good thing economically?” wrote Eugene Lang, the BMO Visiting Fellow in Glendon College’s School of Public and International Affairs, in the Toronto Star.

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‘Dogfight’ expected over Sears stores

The battle between big-name retailers underlines the scarcity of prime retail locations in Canada’s biggest urban markets. “The best stores — there’s going to be a dogfight over them,” said Jim Danahy, director of Schulich’s Centre for Retail Leadership, in The Globe and Mail.

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The 54th parallel

Internationally, there is little evidence to suggest that older workers are less productive than younger ones. Their underperformance in South Korea, if real, may be a self-fulfilling prophecy, argued York University Professor Thomas Klassen in The Economist.

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