Debt culture: A quick survey of the national debt load shows that whether it's household debt or credit payments, many Canadians are experiencing increasing difficulties and savings are also hurting.
A spectre is haunting Europe -- and the United States. That spectre: the proposition that the time has come to stop borrowing billions of dollars every year in order to give it to rich people.
While Canada's reputation as a leading peacekeeping nation has taken a nosedive, we're punching above our weight on the international scene on a new front -- as a tax haven for the rich.
C.R.I.M.E., an international group of activists who impersonated French government officials, won't let France forget who owes the bill for much of the ensuing undemocratic havoc and horrors in Haiti.
Last week, the CCPA released a paper by David Macdonald and Erika Shaker entitled Under Pressure: The Impact of Rising Tuition Fees on Ontario Families.
Recently the Financial Post suggested a diet of Kraft Dinner and encouraging 13 year olds to become more entrepreneurial were elements in helping students bear the rising cost of higher education.
While Modern Monetary Theory deals with the details of monetary and fiscal matters, the implications of its analysis are much broader, especially in current political times.
You can have religion without fanaticism and dogma, and you can have fanaticism and dogma without a religion in sight. The ability to hold a deep, irrational certainty is a basic human trait.
Once we start talking about "printing money," the danger is that misunderstandings about what money is get amplified. It is the belief that a colourful piece of paper has a certain value that matters.
I am concerned that too many of us are willing to play in the frame, the box, the straightjacket of modern discourse about fiscal and monetary policy.