Rebuilding from Within: Remedies for Canada's Ailing Economy


114 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-88862-711-4




Reviewed by Stephen J. Kees

Stephen J. Kees was Chief Librarian, Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Welland, Ontario.


Canada has not been exempted from the general malaise of the world economic system. However, as this book points out, there are some actions we could take internally which would help our situation relative to other countries.

As a professor of economics at the University of Toronto, the author has published extensively in his field. He attacks the monetarism policy of the Bank of Canada and suggests that we need to realign our policies to meet the changing conditions of the world economy. The United States is declining as an economic power and is being supplanted especially by the nations of the Far East.

As we endeavour to overcome the effects of a major economic slowdown, consideration of the policies set out here would appear an urgent necessity for those who guide our economic destinies. We can help ourselves, but it will require a radical re-thinking of some of the policies now being followed. This is a very timely contribution to that re-thinking.


Rotstein, Abraham, “Rebuilding from Within: Remedies for Canada's Ailing Economy,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024,