subprime mortgage crisis

Oct 25, 2011

The growth of consumer debt

Credit card debt began to rise sharply in the 1990s with major marketing campaigns. The middle class started to make up for a decline in real wages by using credit to make ends meet.
May 24, 2010

The Canadian 'good banks' myth

Murray Dobbin
The sorry spectacle of Conservative cabinet ministers flying around the world defending banks is being largely justified by the perpetuation of the myth that Canada did not have to bail them out.
Oct 22, 2009

Canada's sub-prime mortgage time bomb

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tossed the Canadian taxpayer a ticking time bomb. Why? So that he can maintain the fiction that he is a good economic manager and win a majority in the next election.
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