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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.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | So it's official. We are in a recession. So what can we do to grow out of it? Under current conditions, not much.
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Nora Loreto | The recession in and of itself isn't as important as other economic indicators that show how well people are doing.
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Jim Stanford | Was there any concrete economic reason for Stephen Harper to call Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz this week, as global stock markets continued their gyrations? Not really, no.
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Nora Loreto | How a game of numbers has turned into the hottest political football.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be atrocious. Worse yet, the macroeconomics are just not adding up for a recovery.
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Rick Salutin | Does Justin Trudeau have it right? It's elementary: either people serve the economy or the economy serves people -- and you can find the answer in your heart.
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Seth Klein | The Conservatives' plan to increase what first-time homebuyers can pull from their RRSPs for a down payment would do nothing to help ease the unaffordability of housing.
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Michal Rozworski | Over the past two weeks, Stephen Harper has made three new housing-related promises on the campaign trail. But they won't help the crisis of affordability.
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Jim Stanford | The economic arguments in favour of public, accessible child care are powerful. Here is a commentary summarizing the many benefits of a universal public child-care program.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | According to Stephen Harper, most of the economy is growing and doing just fine. But the truth is that the Canadian economy is showing signs of severe stress: it's called a recession.
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Ellen Russell, Mathieu Dufour | Promises always sound good, especially in election season. It seems like a more productive economy should make us all better off. But a pro-business productivity agenda might not be helping workers.