federal deficits

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.
Sep 1, 2015
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Balanced budget myopia breaks both ways

Angella MacEwen
Deficits are left wing and balanced budgets are right-wing austerity, right? Not so fast. "Deficits good vs. deficits bad" discourse misses the whole host of choices that go into budgeting.
Mar 24, 2015

The high cost of eliminating the deficit

Kate McInturff
Where did the obsessive concern with a balanced federal budget come from and how did it gain such currency in the popular imagination?


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