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Columnists
Dec 1, 2011

Canada's petro-recovery

The third-quarter GDP numbers are pretty upbeat on the surface but affirm that Canada's entire economic trajectory is being increasingly dominated by fossil fuel exports.
Blog
Sep 16, 2011

Falling real wages signal trouble ahead

Andrew Jackson
The Labour Force Survey for August showed that average hourly wages were up by just 1.4 per cent from a year earlier. It seems that we have entered a period of falling real wages.
Blog
May 31, 2011

GDP report: Awfully weak tea leaves

Jim Stanford
Today's quarterly GDP numbers from Statistics Canada give lots of reason to worry -- once you start poking around in the tea leaves.
Blog
Apr 26, 2011

Weekly Audit: Hostage-taking over the debt ceiling

Lindsey Beyerstein
The latest contrived showdown between Congressional Republicans and the White House is over what concessions the GOP will demand in order to increase the federal debt ceiling.
Blog
Apr 14, 2011

Historical analysis of business investment and taxes

Jim Stanford
Here is a link to the CCPA study we released yesterday, analyzing business capital investment spending in Canada. It tests for the significance of corporate tax variables and finds no such evidence.
Blog
May 12, 2010

Consumer culture crisis looming

Murray Dobbin
If there was any doubt -- there wasn't -- that Canadians were whistling past the debt graveyard unconcerned about their and their children's futures, reports in the past two days put them to rest.
Columnists
Jan 27, 2009

Financial elite have no shame

It is odd that the financial community has emerged so unscathed, despite its central role in the collapse that has brought havoc to the world economy.
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