Economy

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Sep 8, 2009

Weekly Audit: Cheating workers and pampering CEOs

TMC MediaWire Blogger
Zach Carter
A new study conducted by a team of academics reveals that the majority of workers at the bottom of the economic ladder have been shorted on their paychecks as recently as last week.
Blog
Sep 1, 2009

Weekly Audit: Four more years of Bailout Ben

TMC MediaWire Blogger
Zach Carter
After Ben Bernanke allowed an $8 trillion housing bubble to ravage the global economy and nearly destroy the U.S. financial system, President Barack Obama has decided he deserves another term.
Blog
Aug 25, 2009

Weekly Audit: EFCA, tax cheats and the racial wealth gap

TMC MediaWire Blogger
Zach Carter
The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But if the worst is really behind us, we are likely facing a painful period of “growth” that looks very much like the present.
Columnists
Aug 21, 2009

Harper has his Reagan moment

There's been much recent criticism of the Harper government's foreign policy. I don't mean to pile on but rather to explore the cause.
Columnists
Aug 13, 2009

Predicting the shape of economic recovery

I seek out Canadian economist Jeff Rubin to get beyond the ABCs now that "U," "V" and the dreaded double-dipping "W" are no longer letters but the shapes of predicted economic recovery.
Columnists
Aug 12, 2009

Nova Scotia measures economic reality

How we count things up says a great deal about us. The GDP is like a household that counts only its income and ignores expenses, debts, what the kids need and myriad other things.
Columnists
Aug 4, 2009

Down is up says the Bank of Canada

According to the Bank of Canada, down is up. What most people see as an economy in decline conceals a "nascent" recovery, with real growth starting in the last six months of this year.
News
Jul 22, 2009

Mind the gap: Fixing Canada's EI system

Susan Peters
As the recession affects the working lives of people like Kendra, Ted and Lance, who are excluded from Canada's system of employment insurance, the debate grows. The second in a two-part series.

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