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David Macdonald | When the National Balance Sheet came out this month, the focus was on the need for households to pay down that debt... somehow. But we need to look at the broader debt picture across all sectors.
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Retiree Matters, Pat Kerwin | Seniors' growing level of debt is a real concern in Canada. Is it a sign of things to come as today's working-age Canadians put themselves more deeply into debt?
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Murray Dobbin | The number of vultures circling the most lucrative public service plum in the firmaments is truly scary. Equally frightening are the consequences for retirement if public health care is eliminated.
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Toby Sanger | There’s alarm over rising debt levels in Canada, but the big problem is a growing imbalance between household and corporate balance sheets.
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Hennessy's Index | Only 47 per cent of Canadians self-identify as middle class today, down from almost 70 per cent in 2002. This month, Hennessy's Index breaks down the numbers behind Canada's middle-class angst.
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Trish Hennessy | This week Canada's nascent national debate about the problem of income inequality as it relates to the anxious middle class descended into ridiculous levels of un-Canadian gloating.
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Megan Leslie | NDP MP Megan Leslie to rabble columnist Murray Dobbin: The NDP has got big ideas, and we're proud of them!
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Monia Mazigh | In reality, do we still have a "real" middle class? Where does the political opportunism start and where does the economic reality end?
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Duncan Cameron | People are bombarded with appeals to look after their personal finances. There is much less discussion of how interest rates get set, and what is the impact on the economy of spending cuts.
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Toby Sanger | Kudos to Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney for raising the profile of the over $500 billion Canadian corporations are holding in excess cash surpluses and not investing in the economy.
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Andrew Jackson | Seen in isolation, Finance Minister Flaherty probably did the right thing in seeking to safely deflate the housing bubble and lower the growth of household credit. But he did it very late in the game.
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Nick Falvo | On June 7, I gave a keynote address to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Education Sector Conference. Points I raised in the address include the following.