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We all work. But why? How?

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Councillor Eyes New Rules for Payday Lenders

Cardus Work & Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema answers that question: Will capping payday...

Brian Dijkema on AM570 Kitchener

Cardus Work and Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema talks about Ontario’s new payday l...

Payday Loan Regulations: A Horse Race Between Red Tape and Innovation

Ontario’s new payday lending rules kicked in this year. They’re supposed to strengthe...

Ontario Gets ‘F’ for Capping Payday Loan Interest Rates

Brian quoted in a Global News online story on the new payday loan rules.

New Report Card on Ontario Payday Loan Rule Changes

January 11, 2018 HAMILTON, ON – Ontario gets an F for the new interest rate caps placed on...

Brian on AM640’s John Oakley Show

Brian Dijkema of Cardus talks about new report on Payday Loan Rules

Are There Negative Consequences to a Limit on Payday Lenders in Hamilton?

Cardus Work & Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema joins CHML Radio host Scott Radley to expl...

New Hamilton Rules Would Only Allow 15 Payday Loan Outlets

Brian Dijkema, Cardus Program Director of Work and Economics, argues in the CBC that rather than ...

Reviving Solidarity

Brian Dijkema, Program Director of Work and Economics, writes in National Affairs about the state...

Why Can Only Certain Construction Companies Bid for Projects in Hamilton?

Cardus Work & Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema answers that question on CHML Radio with h...

Construction Tendering Could Become Election Issue

Brian Dijkema, Program Director of Work and Economics at Cardus, appears on CTV News Kitchener di...

Region's Restricted Bidding Continues to Drive Up Costs: Study

Cardus' annual study on the effects of closed tendering in Ontario shows that restricted competit...

One in three Ontarians Getting Hosed on Construction Contracts

Brian Dijkema, Program Director of Work and Economics at Cardus, writes in the Toronto Sun on the...

Outdated Rules Deepen Ontario's Infrastructure Defecit

December 6, 2017 Outdated rules that restrict bidding on municipal construction projects to a sm...

Up, Up, and Away

The empirical results of this paper, which compiles bidding data from a variety of Ontario munici...

Ontario has a great idea to help people trapped by expensive payday loans

Brian Dijkema in the Financial Post: Tighter restrictions on payday lending simply raises the cos...

Yes, Economics is Religious. This is Not a Bad Thing.

The Guardian recently published an article by John Rapley asserting that economics has become the...

Review of "The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work: From Tabernacle to Eu...

Brian Dijkema reviews Jeremy Kidwell's book, The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work.

Strengthening Protection for Consumers of Alternative Financial Services - Ph...

Cardus was asked by Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to offer feedback on p...

How Ontario's labour law changes will affect unions

As originally posted at Policy Options. Ontario’s late-May labour law announcements, whic...

Phoenix: PSAC chief’s ‘don’t forgive’ argument weaken...

Call me a pious prig for saying it, but Public Service Alliance of Canada national president Roby...

Proper Property Rights

Cardus Work and Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema reflects on John Robson's latest Nat...

We warned you, Toronto

Back in 2014, Cardus published a paper on the tendering situation in Toronto and noted that "the...

Lead us Not into Temptation

Lead us Not into Temptation Over at my other day-job, Comment magazine, I have written a review o...

The Cornerstone the Economists Rejected

The ancients had it wrong. They were trying to find a unique substance—the philosopher's st...

Anglicans and Money

Who are you going to serve? A supplementary to theological writings on money from the Archbishop ...

Testimony to Standing Committee on Social Policy on Putting Consumers First A...

The Ontario government’s Putting Consumers First Act (Bill 59) takes some positive steps on...

Faith, Work, and Economics: A Guide Book

If you’re visiting this site for the first time, you might have a few questions: what does ...

Is God Good For Cities?

Milton Friesen, Program Director for Social Cities at Cardus, shares the importance of stron...

Grouching Miser, Hidden Dragon

Doing well in business, from both a Christian and financial point of view, ought to include doing...

Parental Discipline

Download the full PDF here Listen as Program Director Andrea Mrozek explains the significance of...

Restrictive Tendering: Protection For Whom?

It makes sense that most of our public debate about infrastructure spending focuses on revenue. W...

Protecting the Vulnerable from the Payday Loan Holiday Debt Trap

Three practical ways to rein in high-cost borrowing HAMILTON – Canadians are in a spending...

Freedom’s Fullest Function

During a recent debate evening at our Ottawa office on the resolution that “the sole purpos...

Additional Resources for Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities? Social capital explores economic and...

Additional Resources for Subsidiarity

Are there ways of thinking about and living out our common life that go beyond right, centre, lef...

Workers Present

Cardus Work and Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema reflects on the opportunity that constru...

Local congregations provide significant economic benefits to their communitie...

Hamilton | Ottawa | Calgary | Vancouver | Los Angeles www.cardus.ca HAMILTON, June 16, 2016&mda...

Valuing Toronto's Faith Congregations

Churches and faith communities of various traditions have a great deal to offer to society and to...

Additional Resources for Charity

Charity and Social Capacity: November 2016 Though seldom sensational, Canada's charitable activit...

How Then Shall We Work?: Entrepreneurship

You've likely had more than one heated conversation with an automated voice messaging system or n...

Lowering the Cost of Borrowing for Payday Loans in Ontario

Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input and comment on whether to...

A World Without Work?

In 2009 Google began road-testing one of their latest far-reaching projects: self-driving cars. I...

Why Give? Recovering Charity from Philanthropy

Image from Wikipedia Commons. A technological conception of giving dominates Western thinking ab...

Business Gone Quiet

Canadian businesses tend to be leading players in public policy debates, pushing governments to a...

Reconstructing the Alliance Between Christianity and Organized Labour

A historian is a lot like an archaeologist trying to piece together an ancient piece of pottery. ...

Which NDP will introduce the "Act to End Predatory Lending"?

The Notley government has a choice to make in its efforts to end predatory lending: it can make a...

Banking on the Margins

Our current payday loan market is failing consumers and society and government regulations alone ...

Financial Impact of Divorce

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The Canadian Family: Focus on Marriage

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