Economics

Columnists
Jun 2, 2009

Revitalizing the common good

If it were enough to look ahead, and recognize the next occasion to reach out, and build support, politics would be a manageable activity. But more is required of our leaders than being good managers.
Blog
Apr 24, 2009

Charged up about credit cards

Trish Hennessy
U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on credit card companies to stop the abuse and charge more reasonable interest rates. Will Canada follow suit?
Columnists
Apr 14, 2009

Liberals hiding out on the economy

Canada faces its most severe economic crisis since the 1930s, and the Liberal Party -- the official opposition -- says nothing about what needs to be done to improve the economy.
Columnists
Apr 7, 2009

$12.8 trillion and counting

Bloomberg News estimates $12.8 trillion as the amount of financial support already given by the U.S. authorities to its banking system -- where are the improvements?
Blog
Apr 2, 2009

Prime ministers shouldn't wear plaid

Trish Hennessy
<p>I'm expecting Harper to replace the blue sweater from the last election with a plaid polyester suit and a t-shirt that says "I've got great swampland in Florida for you."</p>
Book Review
Apr 2, 2009

Global dissent heats up

Mel Watkins
Defiant Publics describes an information revolution permitting new forms of transnational communication creating global consciousness in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Podcast
Mar 27, 2009

Borders, Bailouts, Bankers and Bull

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
It's amazing what doesn’t get over the Canadian border these days, but Canada still lets in pretty of crap, including a crappy economy economy and more.
Blog
Mar 20, 2009

Storming the Bastilles

Trish Hennessy
The people of France did something unheard of in Canada: They went on strike. Not one isolated sector but three million citizens strong. They are backed by three-quarters of the French population.
Blog
Mar 19, 2009

National pride

Trish Hennessy
Am I the only Canadian who doesn't measure the worth of my nation by the wealth of its banks?
Blog
Mar 17, 2009

Double standard

Trish Hennessy
CEOs, financial wizards and their ilk apparently need annual million dollar bonuses as their work incentive.
Blog
Mar 12, 2009

Modesty

Trish Hennessy
In his first speech on the economy since the January federal budget, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a request of the Canadian people: Now, he said, is the time to shed our collective modesty.
Podcast
Mar 11, 2009

The true cost of public-private partnerships

Redeye
The Canadian Union of Public Employees commissioned a Vancouver accounting firm to do a forensic audit of P3s to determine the true cost of building public projects with private money.
Blog
Feb 27, 2009

The first casualty of recession

Trish Hennessy
On my planet, the last thing you want during a recession is to create policies that leave more Canadians in personal debt and fewer low-income earners getting educated and retrained.
Columnists
Feb 25, 2009

B.C. budget boosts the wealthy

Last week the provincial government brought down its budget for the coming fiscal year. Notable was a statement that they would not be raising the minimum wage.
Columnists
Feb 24, 2009

Anxious in America

As the U.S. downturn goes global, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for clues as to what to expect next.
Podcast
Feb 23, 2009

#82 - Saving the economy: stability not growth

rabble radio
Economist Armine Yalnizyan speaks to a conference for women negotiators for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She says there is a way to save the economy, if governments will act quickly.
Blog
Feb 17, 2009

Who pays the bill?

Trish Hennessy
Somehow, we came to believe that Canada could enjoy the same high standard of living –- with public services the envy of many nations –- without having to pay full price for them.
Columnists
Feb 17, 2009

Money for nothing

If you think talk of Keynesian economics, and the adoption of "stimulus" packages by Canada and the U.S. signify the end of right-wing policies, think again.
Blog
Feb 12, 2009

Hardheaded

Trish Hennessy
Instead of addressing the widespread agreement in Canada that the federal government needs to fix the EI problem, our government is handing out hard hats with great self-applause and fanfare.

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