According to his rabble.ca biography, economist Jim Stanford is "an Economist in the Research Department of the Canadian Auto Workers, Canada's largest private-sector trade union" and is "co-editor (with Leah F. Vosko) of Challenging the Market: The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income."
Also, he has a rabble.ca biography.
All of this would make him the perfect candidate for Dalton McGuinty's "Jobs And Prosperity Council." Yep, there he is, second name from the bottom. (Who'd think to look down there?)
But why is he listed as just an "economist"? Why not "the guy who wrote a chapter in a book called 'Replacing Capitalism'"? How about "the guy who recently protested a CPC Minister's constit office and enthusiastically tweeted about it?" And who could forget "a man who praised Dalton McGuinty for bashing the oil sands before Tom Mulcair made it cool to do so?"
I guess what I'm trying to say is that if Dalton wants to take advice on how to create jobs from people who are trying to pull the Ontario Liberals out into left field, he should be open about it.