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Dec 7, 2011

Hill Dispatches: PSAC fights an 'absurd choice'

Karl Nerenberg
PSAC has launched a social media campaign to get Canadians talking about coming public service cuts. Is the choice between a strong economy and good public services really an absurd one?
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Oct 4, 2011

The fundamentals are pretty shaky

Andrew Jackson
The official line we hear every day is that the Canadian fundamentals are great, while other countries are in deep trouble because they are spending beyond their means and borrowing too much.
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Aug 19, 2011

On balancing the budget

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Watt has written an especially cogent piece on why the balanced budget rule proposed for the Euro area by Merkel and Sarkozy is a very, very bad idea.
Blog
Aug 10, 2011

Stimulus vs. public investment

Andrew Jackson
The debate over fiscal policy is often framed in the media as one between advocates of higher deficits from Keynesian-style stimulus measures and advocates of deficits through public sector austerity.
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Aug 4, 2011

Public sector austerity: Why is Canada leading the way?

Andrew Jackson
The major economic problem faced by Canadians is a very slow recovery and weak job market, not government deficits or rising debt. But public spending cuts will make the real problem even worse.

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