austerity measures

Blog
Aug 10, 2011

Stimulus vs. public investment

Andrew Jackson
The debate over fiscal policy is often framed in the media as one between advocates of higher deficits from Keynesian-style stimulus measures and advocates of deficits through public sector austerity.
Blog
Aug 8, 2011

The new phase of the financial crisis

Andrew Jackson
We face a new crisis, or at least a stock market correction of major proportions, which may precipitate a new phase of the crisis. How should governments be responding to the panic in the markets?
Blog
Aug 4, 2011

Public sector austerity: Why is Canada leading the way?

Andrew Jackson
The major economic problem faced by Canadians is a very slow recovery and weak job market, not government deficits or rising debt. But public spending cuts will make the real problem even worse.
News
Jul 29, 2011

Playing with Team Ford

Elizabeth Littlejohn
For a penny-pinching populist, Mayor Rob Ford's policies are very expensive.
Blog
Jul 28, 2011

Public libraries, gravy and Tim Hortons

Dionne Brand
Who's afraid of the city? City council. It's not capable of imagining us, of expressing our ambitions, so it has brought a consultancy firm in to stifle them.
Blog
Jul 27, 2011

The myth of expansionary austerity

Andrew Jackson
As the U.S. and Europe turn from stimulus to fiscal austerity, claims are heard that spending cuts actually stimulate economic growth. However there is rarely any such thing as expansionary austerity.
Blog
Jul 12, 2011

Navigating challenging economic waters

Marc Lee
Down south, the Obama administration is in a dangerous game of chicken with Republican congressional leaders, who are cynically holding the U.S. economy hostage.
Podcast
Jul 8, 2011

Progressive Voices: June 2011 in review

Progressive Voices
Riaz and Ryan discuss the riots in response to austerity in Greece and Britain, the shifting of the NDP to the centre, the expanding war in Libya and the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza.

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