Vladimir Putin

Campagnolo, The Honourable Iona

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An analogy of some current Canadian political situations with various characters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, with the Canadian public cast as Alice herself. The analogy operates as a disguised review of some economic issues such as guidelines on wages and prices, and anti-inflation efforts. Problems with the controls program. The issue of what will happen after controls are lifted. Basic issues and questions include the role of government in society, the future of a market-system economy, the resolution of industrial disputes, how to increase productivity, the social and environmental consequences of ecnomic activity, how to live in a world of big business, big unions, but government. Phases of the controls program. Problems with the traditional collective bargaining. Suggestions for new approaches. Opportunities and challenges in the post-controls era.

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