Sunday, May 10, 2009
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Not a book, but a "think tank" with an associated journal, the CCPA is an excellent point to look for critique of the mainstream. The focus is almost always based on grounded research as compared to ideological bent (which is much more prevalent in the "research" produced by the Fraser Institute and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, and to a lesser degree the CD Howe Institute). When you come across a "news item" that cites any of these last three sources, and the reporter/journalist fails to state "right wing think tank," then I humbly suggest you visit the CCPA to see what they have to say about the topic. For fairness and balance, I recommend everyone bookmark the CCPA website and refer to it to see a different take on the news. For those who are more devoted, I strongly recommend becoming a member.