spending cuts

Columnists
Jan 27, 2012

Canadian triumphalism increasingly bizarre

The triumphalism of the federal government throughout the global crisis has become increasingly far-fetched, but the Harper government shows no shame in continuing to milk it for all it's worth.
News
Jan 19, 2012
Activists write messages to Ford on Occupy City Hall tents. Photo: Krystalline Kraus

Ford Nation collapses

Krystalline Kraus
Inside Toronto city council chambers yesterday, the anti-Ford cuts voting bloc was able to draft a last-minute omnibus motion to save $15 million worth of city services and programming from being cut.
Blog
Dec 7, 2011

Mind the OECD credibility gap

Andrew Jackson
Further to Toby's post, the OECD report on inequality is worth a careful read. It bolsters, through careful analysis, two key arguments long advanced by the labour movement and progressive economists.
Blog
Oct 1, 2011

Stephen Harper and Economics 101

Andrew Jackson
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who prides himself on being an economist, has characterized his government's fiscal policy as "expansionary."
Blog
Aug 19, 2011

On balancing the budget

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Watt has written an especially cogent piece on why the balanced budget rule proposed for the Euro area by Merkel and Sarkozy is a very, very bad idea.
Columnists
Aug 5, 2011

Obama's birthday and 'real' democracy

Maybe they should have postponed Barack Obama's 50th birthday party until he shows signs of growing up a bit. He first looked callow, like a kid not quite up to it, in his BP oil spill speech.

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