There are some pretty unpopular assertions here.
- Belief in a long run sloped Phillips curve.
I have yet to see evidence that NAFTA caused the loss of 220,000 high-paying industrial jobs and replaced them with low-paying ones, as asserted. I don't know why 'labour flexibility' is a bad thing. I'm unsure why rescuing the country from bankruptcy in the 1990s was so bad. I think the "gutting" of welfare in the 1990s did great things for work incentives and budgets. I have no idea why he thinks we should be stockpiling oil when we can sell what we don't need at market price.
Really, I could dissect this at considerable length, but it's too much effort for too little work. Either way, the Globe should have better standards on what it prints.