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John Edward Macfarlane

John Macfarlane is Editor and Co-publisher of The Walrus. Previously, he was Editor of Toronto Life (1992-2007); Managing Director of News, Features and Information Programming at CTV (1991-92); Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Times of Canada (1987-90); Publisher of Saturday Night magazine (1980-87); Editor of Weekend Magazine (1976-80); Executive Editor of Maclean’s (1975-76); President of Analytical Communications Incorporated, a public relations company owned by Vickers & Benson (1974-75); Editor of Toronto Life (1972-74); Associate Editor of Maclean’s (1970-72); Entertainment Editor of the Toronto Star (1968-70); Entertainment Editor of The Globe and Mail (1967-68); and editorial writer at The Globe and Mail (1965-67). In 2007, he received The Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement from the National Magazine Awards Foundation. He is a Director of the Royal Conservatory of Music; former Chairman of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (2009-11); former Chairman of the Writers’ Trust of Canada (2001-04); former President of the National Magazine Awards Foundation (2000-2002); former Chairman of the YMCA of Metropolitan Toronto (1986-87); a former member of the Ontario Arts Council (1985-87); and a founding member of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. He was educated at the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Alberta, Calgary and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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John Schlarbaum is a Canadian mystery author who was raised in West Lorne, ON. After graduating from Mohawk College’s Television Broadcasting Program, he worked in the television industry for several years. He began his professional writing career as a Field Director / Writer for several nationally syndicated television programs at CHCH-TV, as well as other broadcasters. In 1994, he became a licensed Private Investigator, a field he continues to work in today. The owner of Scanner Publishing, he has published six books, including the popular “Steve Cassidy Mystery” and “Jennifer Malone Mystery” series. He is also the writer of interactive murder mysteries and is adapting his novella, “Aging Gracefully Together” for the stage. A former independent bookstore owner and CBC Radio book reviewer, he is always thinking about finding the next great novel idea. For more information on his work, including reviews, videos, and “the stories behind the stories” visit his website at:


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James Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. His most recent book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis, was published in March, 2012 by Oxford University Press. He is the author in all of seven books and several hundred scholarly and policy articles. Galbraith holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and served on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee in the early 1980s. In public life he organized congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve (the Humphrey-Hawkins hearings). In the 1990s he consulted on macroeconomic reform to the State Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China, under contract with the UNDP. Galbraith’s recent research has focused on the measurement and understanding of inequality in the world economy, and on the financial crisis. He is a Senior Scholar with the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, an international association of professional economists. He held a Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Lectureship in China in the summer of 2001, and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2003. In 2010 he was elected to the Lincean Academy. For 2012, he was President of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. Visit the web-site of the University of Texas Inequality Project at for recent activities, current research and an archive of published writings. Papers on economic policy can be found on the Levy web-site at . The work of EPS is at