keynesian economics

Sep 4, 2012
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Hayek and contemporary neoliberalism

Andrew Jackson
In the spirit of "know thy enemy," I recently read Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Hayek is, of course, the totemic figure of neoliberalism who fought Keynes and Keynesian economics in the 1930s.
Jul 5, 2012
Screenshot from Steven Keen's talk "Canada's Debt Bubble"

Keen on economics and Canadian debt

David Macdonald
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Steven Keen's talk "Canada's Debt Bubble" on June 28. I immediately purchased Steven's book, Debunking Economics, and read it all weekend.
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.
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.
Jul 4, 2011

Rationalizing corporate Canada's cash stash

Erin Weir
Cash hoarding is a critical point in the debate about corporate taxes. If incremental after-tax profits are being deposited, lower corporate tax rates likely just produce higher piles of cash.
Apr 7, 2011

The great corporate cash stash

Eric Pineault
As we debate the merits and uses of a corporate tax cut, corporations themselves have already adapted to their new fiscal "competitive" environment, by stashing up to 28% of the GDP's worth of cash.
Oct 6, 2009

The wrong road to recovery

Both the Liberals and the Conservatives seem to think economic recovery is at hand. But what the Conservative government has done is help out those least in need.
Sep 7, 2009

What does it mean that Karl Marx is back in fashion?

Leo Panitch
It's a question well worth pondering on the day that is officially designated to celebrate the class that Marx saw as carrying the promise -- and the responsibility -- of creating a better world.
Apr 7, 2009

$12.8 trillion and counting

Bloomberg News estimates $12.8 trillion as the amount of financial support already given by the U.S. authorities to its banking system -- where are the improvements?
Mar 27, 2009

The Return of Mr. Keynes

John Maynard Keynes has long been credited with saving capitalism with his radical economic ideas, but that's not how it happened, according to Cy Gonick.
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