Work

We humbly suggest:

  • Human beings were made to work.
  • Government policies should incentivize work.
  • Everyone should have access to work and should receive just compensation for their labour, enabling them to have access to productive leisure.
  • All work has dignity.
  • The state, the market, and civil society (particularly institutions like unions) should work together to encourage just and meaningful work.

Supporting Research

Work is About More Than Money
Brian Dijkema, Morley Gunderson
December 17, 2019
There is a large hole in our public talk about work and wages. Reviewing the latest research, "Work is About More Than Money" uncovers the personal, social and psychological costs of unemployment. It identifies the missing pieces in our thinking and policymaking about labour to show why it is urgent to attend to the non-monetary benefits of work.
Vaccination Incentives for the Common Good
Brian Dijkema, Sean Speer
May 19, 2021
We’re almost there! The pandemic’s terrible toll on people’s lives and our country as a whole is coming close to an end. The one thing that will ultimately crush COVID-19’s deadly threat: vaccines.
Memo: Strathcona County Casino Bylaw Submission
Andreae Sennyah
November 30, 2021

Explorations

The Ethics of Attention in an Age of Distraction
Comment
Brian Dijkema
June 25, 2015
Why you need to get out of your own head.
Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water or a Land Flowing with Milk and Honey?
Brian Dijkema
November 29, 2012
Canada's economy is increasingly reliant on construction: what is fuelling this, and what challenges and opportunities does this pose for Canadian policy makers?
People over Profits: Holding Up Human Values Against Market Values
September 10, 2021
Join Mark Carney and Fr. Raymond de Souza as they sit down for a conversation on Mark’s latest book, Value(s): Building a Better World For All.

Media Coverage

How vax mandates fail to protect public health
Sauga 960
October 28, 2021
Cardus Vice-President of External Affairs explains to the Richard Syrett Show why Ontario's COVID vaccine passports have the right goal (increasing vaccination rates) but likely the wrong outcome. Interview starts at the 49-minute, 24-second mark. Photo by Fringer Cat on Unsplash

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