Andrew Jackson

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Jan 20, 2012

Are there labour and skill shortages in Canada?

Andrew Jackson
Further to my earlier post on this topic, whether or not we are or will soon be experiencing labour and skills shortages is a question of critical importance to the development of sound public policy.
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Jan 10, 2012
Data from CANSIM Table 282-0002

When will the baby boomers retire?

Andrew Jackson
Canada's population, we are frequently told, is rapidly aging. The big baby boomer cohort is headed out of the workforce, meaning that we face a future of very slow labour force growth.
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Jan 5, 2012

Drummond's productivity 'puzzle'

Andrew Jackson
Don Drummond confesses that he has been wrong to believe that changes in public policies are the key to improving Canada's dismal productivity record.
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Dec 31, 2011

Why not lock in low interest rates?

Andrew Jackson
The federal government has failed to take up an historic opportunity to lock in ultra-low interest rates on long-term Government of Canada bonds.
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Dec 7, 2011

Mind the OECD credibility gap

Andrew Jackson
Further to Toby's post, the OECD report on inequality is worth a careful read. It bolsters, through careful analysis, two key arguments long advanced by the labour movement and progressive economists.
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Nov 30, 2011

European financial crisis: Apocalypse soon?

Andrew Jackson
The OECD's new assessment of the macro-economic situation makes for pretty grim reading. And their forecast is based on an increasingly incredible view that the Eurozone will "muddle through."
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Nov 18, 2011

How the NDP can win

Andrew Jackson
With the NDP leadership debates soon to get underway, I thought I would post some thoughts on what themes and issues the party should be emphasizing.

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