economic crisis

Columnists
Mar 4, 2014

Ukraine power play: What's at stake?

Ukraine cannot just be Ukraine: it's an object of great power meddling. With massed citizen actions calling for change, the Americans wanted to shape the new government, bypassing the European Union.
Blog
Jan 22, 2014
Figure 1. Inflation and average real wages, 2010-2013. Source: Statistics Canada

Problematic sources of recent real wage growth

Michal Rozworski
The past 18 months have seen real wages increase in Canada. These real wage gains, however, are not that surprising once we take a look at the behaviour of inflation since the crisis.
Blog
May 7, 2013

Niall Ferguson's latest gaffe

Bruce Livesey
Niall Ferguson, Harvard historian and author of numerous bad books about economics, is prone to saying ignorant things, making one question the intellectual heft of so-called academic "stars."
Columnists
Apr 24, 2013

Soviet-IMF chic

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's work in "The Black Swan" is at its most brilliant when he points out the dangers that centralized forms of decision-making produce.
Columnists
Apr 17, 2013

The Black Swan: Part 1

In his provocative book The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb points out that human beings, and especially economists, regularly misinterpret reality.
Columnists
Nov 9, 2012

The decline of American democracy

Two days ago, the world watched the duel between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Regardless of which side we were supporting, the two men represented the divide of a worn-out American society.
Book Review
Oct 18, 2012
Social Democracy After the Cold War

What happened to social democracy?

John Warnock
In the present economic and financial crisis, we are seeing the collapse of the social democratic parties in Europe. How can they bring their former supporters back into the party?
Columnists
Aug 14, 2012

Europe has a German problem

With Germany occupying the dominant leadership position within the European Union, European economic and political prospects depend on an enlightened Germany: Europe has a German problem.
Book Review
Aug 2, 2012
End This Depression Now!

Paul Krugman: How to End This Depression

Fred Block
Paul Krugman is stepping up to play the kind of role that John Maynard Keynes performed in the 1930s -- arguing in clear accessible language for the government to spend to get us out of the slump.

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