How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed CanadaBook - 2014
"Essential elements of Harperism flow from neo-liberal economic theories propounded by the Austrian economist Friedrich von Hayek and his U.S. disciples. They inspired Thatcherism and Reaganism. Stephen Harper has taken this neo-liberalism much further in many key areas. Harper has successfully used a strategy of incremental change coupled with denial of the underlying neo-liberal analysis that explains these hard-to-understand measures. The success of Harperism is no accident. Donald Gutstein documents the links between the politicians, think tanks, journalists, academics, and researchers who nurture and promote each other's neo-liberal ideas. They do so using funds provided by ultra-rich U.S. donors, by Canadian billionaires like Peter Munk, and by many big corporations - all of whom stand to gain from the ideas and policies the Harperites develop and push. This book casts new light on the last ten years of Canadian politics. It documents the challenges that Harperism will continue to offer to the many Canadians who do not share this pro-market world view."-- From publisher's description.
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd, Publishers, ©2014
Branch Call Number: 971.073 GUS 2014
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 23 cm