Relentless Economics

Linda Nazareth, author of Relentless Economics, is an economist, author, broadcaster, and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and a frequent media commentator, she is an expert on demographics and trends, and uses a wide range of media to communicate her observations about a world in transition. For twelve years until 2012, Linda was the in-house economist for Business News Network (BNN), the business cable arm of CTV (Canada’s biggest private sector broadcaster). Daily she covered the economic news of the day on-air, looking at the markets and the economic indicators and giving viewers analysis and context.

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“Linda was one of the first economists to accurately warn of the global recession and its likely severity.”

Awards & Publications

Columns: The Globe & Mail: Books: Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow (2016) The Leisure Economy (2007) The Ever After Effect (2001) Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change - Macdonald Laurier Institute- 2012 Que

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Tourism and Climate Change: A Nasty Combination

Do not get me wrong, I love tourism as an industry and have huge respect for its economic force. I want to see it grow, and frankly I want to keep travelling myself. However, I cannot ignore the conflicts between tourism and climate change and enviro...

Corporate Culture and Boeing

Did a shift in corporate culture have anything to do with the issues with the Boeing 737 Max, the (now grounded) plane that was involved in two accidents in recent months? Maybe we will never know the truth of that accusation (which comes from a uni...

An Hour to Talk About the Future of Work!

An hour to answer questions about the future of work – what could be better? I really enjoyed the hour I spent on CBC Radio earlier this week, supposedly talking about a re-think of the five-day work week but in fact covering all kinds of subjects...

What Do Workers Want, Really?

When I speak to employer groups about the future of work, they are often keen to know what they should do to both attract and hold on to workers. In tight markets, that often means attract anyone, anyone at all, they are not fussy. Still, even in ma...

So Maybe the Baby Boomers Will Never Retire (Ok with You Millennials? No?)

It is almost like an urban myth: we were supposed to get a wave of baby boomer retirements that were going to make it a seller’s market for younger workers. And it is happening – except that it is apparently more like a splash than a full wave. S...