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Duncan Cameron | World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
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Rinaldo Walcott | Representation in its basest sense has come to stand in place for actual change when no change is happening at all.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that the revised $20 bill will feature the portrait of the legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. What better tribute to her lifetime of struggle?
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Jim Stanford | The dollar rising with the oil price is merely a confirmation that most financial traders think the same way -- not confirmation that Canada's "fundamentals" have been enhanced by higher oil prices.
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Erin Weir | A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
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Jim Stanford | Want to know why Canada's currency is sky-high despite our sluggish recovery, our large and persistent current account deficit, and our lousy export performance?
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Jim Stanford | The most interesting comments from Mark Carney last week, in releasing the Bank's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report, dealt with the relationship between the price of oil and the Canadian currency.
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The wedding coin of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the inspiration for the 'harpie' coin showing Stephen Harper with the Queen.
Cathryn Atkinson | If it gains a majority, the Harper government plans to issue a new $5 coin from the Royal Canadian Mint with the profile of Stephen Harper sharing space with that of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Duncan Cameron | As the host of the Toronto G20 summit, Canada sabotaged the French/U.K. proposal to introduce a bank tax, and refused discussion of a Financial Transactions Tax. This set the stage for the Seoul flop.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan to buy an additional $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds in an attempt to stimulate the economy...
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Duncan Cameron | When faced with a choice between acting on its own behalf, or helping out the world financial system, the U.S. looks to itself. Yet it is surprised when China does this too.
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Duncan Cameron | The story of Greece (and the PIIGS: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain) making the rounds did not include the bankers who created the problem.