Shifting Time

Shifting Time

Social Policy and the Future of Work

By Armine Yalnizyan, T. Ran Ide and Arthur J. Cordell



Shifting Time is an incisive, fact-filled examination of social policy in Canada and the impact of new technology on the changing job market. It challenges the technological imperative and the accompanying religion of economic growth at whatever cost, including unsustainable insults to the environment.

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In Shifting Time, Armine Yalnizyan, Ran Ide, and Arthur Cordell address the reality of the decline of the availability and meaning of work in Canada. This book speaks to the human condition in a world where technological systems are characterized not by human scale endeavour but by greater complexity, increasing capital cost, and accelerating violence.

– Ursula M. Franklin, Professor Emirata, Massey College, University of Toronto