Economist Readers

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WEEKLY;  Weeks One and Two;  Thursday; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
In-person and Online via Zoom

This group will meet to extract the wit and wisdom in politics, business, finance, culture, literature and science from this influential international journal. Subscription copies can be delivered by mail (phone 1-800-456-6086) or electronically ( At each session, the group selects about eight articles and the discussion is begun by the proposer of each article with a short introduction to the article. 


Linda Tu ( is a scientist by training and persuasion. She has taught science courses at university level and informally to bright children.

Sheila Neysmith (, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto has published extensively on how policies affect the paid and unpaid caring labour of women. Sheila is a founding member of House Calls (a multi-disciplinary home are team).  Sheila serves as Ethics and Board Chair of both SPRINT Senior Care and Carefirst Senior and Community Services.

Carol Austin ( worked for many years in management and training in the pharmaceutical industry. She joined the Academy in 2020 and is looking forward to another exciting year of intellectual discussion on a variety of topics.