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Nov 6, 2015
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Alberta NDP sticks to its guns

David Climenhaga
Alberta Premier rejects "immediate, massive, reckless cuts" proposed by the opposition and vows to stay the course on her government’s chosen role as economic shock absorber.
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Sep 22, 2015
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Election 2015: The political economy of balanced budgets

Wenonah Bradshaw
The recent promise of four years of balanced budgets by the Mulcair-led NDP has irked progressive economists puzzled over the decision to eschew running deficits during a period of cyclical slow-down.
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Jun 9, 2015
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The slow transformation of the IMF

Louis-Philippe Rochon
The increasingly progressive nature of the International Monetary Fund's analysis represents a definite step forward in the worldwide trend toward rethinking economics.
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Nov 14, 2014

Why the economy sucks, in one chart

Toby Sanger
If everything is in place according to the Conservatives' economic ideology -- balanced budgets, low taxes, low interest rates, free trade, low wage growth -- why does the economy suck?
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Feb 25, 2014
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Uruguay: More than 'Country of the Year'

Paul Pugh
In light of The Economist's surprising choice of Uruguay as its first ever "country of the year," we have a post on Uruguay's successes in building a more sustainable economic and social model.
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Jan 2, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Why linkages matter

Jim Stanford
I argue here that Watkins' identification of the importance of fostering stronger backward and forward linkages is still a valid and important tool for Canadians to escape staples dependence.

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