government spending

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Mar 24, 2015

The high cost of eliminating the deficit

Kate McInturff
Where did the obsessive concern with a balanced federal budget come from and how did it gain such currency in the popular imagination?
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Mar 19, 2015
Photo: Paul VanDerWerf/flickr

Quebec's imaginary deficit is a farce

Philippe Hurteau
The main culprit regarding the current deficit, along with the 2008 financial capitalism debacle, is none other than our elected officials' obsession with confusing tax cuts and societal projects.
Blog
Feb 18, 2015
Photo: Kokotron/flickr

What's the solution to a Greek austerity tragedy?

Louis-Philippe Rochon
There is virtual unanimity among heterodox economists about the shortcomings of the euro, yet a deep division exists on whether Greece should leave the euro or push for institutional reforms.
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Dec 1, 2014
Photo: DLR_de/flickr

Why on Earth can't we stop climate change?

Linda McQuaig
The difference between the incredible advances made in space exploration and our minuscule advances on tackling climate change boils down to nothing more than political will.

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