Harold Innis
#367 Overall Influence

Harold Innis

Canadian professor of political economy


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Harold Adams Innis was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory, and Canadian economic history. A writer of dense and difficult prose, Innis was one of Canada's most original thinkers. He helped develop the staples thesis, which holds that Canada's culture, political history, and economy have been decisively influenced by the exploitation and export of a series of "staples" such as fur, fishing, lumber, wheat, mined metals, and coal. The staple thesis dominated economic history in Canada from the 1930s to 1960s, and continues to be a fundamental part of the Canadian political economic tradition.

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of Toronto
University of Toronto

University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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McMaster University
McMaster University

Public research university in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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