About me

I’m a union researcher, author, sometimes journalist and economist. In my writing, I try to bring a popular left perspective to the collision of economics and politics and this site is the home of my blog Political Eh-conomy (RSS feed).

My first book, The People’s Republic of Walmart, co-authored with Leigh Phillips was published by Verso Books in the spring of 2019. Elsewhere, my writing has appeared in venues like Jacobin, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Canadian Dimension (where I’m a columnist), Ricochet, Briarpatch Magazine, and The Tyee among others.

Between 2014 and 2018, I also produced a regular podcast called Political Eh-conomy Radio. All episodes are available on this site and you can always subscribe via iTunes. Guests have included global figures like Yanis Varoufakis, Branko Milanovic, Kshama Sawant and Doug Henwood as well as a raft of Canadians: Jim Stanford, Armine Yalnizyan, Hayden King and Sam Gindin among many others.

In the past, I’ve done everything from graduate work in economics and philosophy to union organizing to low-wage service work. I currently work as a union researcher in London, UK for the International Transport Workers’ Federation.