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Aug 28, 2015
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Fact-checking the deficit

Nora Loreto
How a game of numbers has turned into the hottest political football.
Podcast
Dec 2, 2014

Cuts to veterans, unemployed, fund budget surplus

Redeye
Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced Nov. 12 that the government will have a small surplus in 2015. He didn't say that the surplus has come from deep cuts to services for veterans and the unemployed.
Blog
Jan 30, 2014

The staying power of Ontario's deficit games

Hugh Mackenzie
Current deficit predictions are based upon years of faulty predictions. It's a deficit prediction pattern that helped bolster the deficit narrative crisis that led to the austerity agenda of 2012.
Blog
Oct 4, 2011

The fundamentals are pretty shaky

Andrew Jackson
The official line we hear every day is that the Canadian fundamentals are great, while other countries are in deep trouble because they are spending beyond their means and borrowing too much.
Blog
Aug 24, 2011

Recession ahead?

Andrew Jackson
TD Economics released a rather gloomy report, putting the odds of a U.S. recession at 40 per cent, and arguing that the Canadian economy is more vulnerable to recession than it was in 2008.
Blog
Aug 13, 2011

Modern Monetary Theory: What it means for Canada

Keith Newman
While Modern Monetary Theory deals with the details of monetary and fiscal matters, the implications of its analysis are much broader, especially in current political times.
Blog
Aug 11, 2011

Thoughts on 'Why not print money?'

Marc Lee
Once we start talking about "printing money," the danger is that misunderstandings about what money is get amplified. It is the belief that a colourful piece of paper has a certain value that matters.

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