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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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Erin Weir | Corporate Canada's accumulated stock of cash now exceeds the federal government's accumulated deficit, which was $612 billion at the end of 2013.
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Figure 1. Inflation and average real wages, 2010-2013. Source: Statistics Canada
Michal Rozworski | The past 18 months have seen real wages increase in Canada. These real wage gains, however, are not that surprising once we take a look at the behaviour of inflation since the crisis.
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Robert Chernomas | Repeating over and over again the idea that taxing the rich, government social programs and regulation are the cause of unemployment, low wages, debt and lack of innovation doesn't make it true.
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Duncan Cameron | Those who follow the business press closely, and listen attentively to corporate economic commentators, are still mainly in the dark about "who is actually getting what" in the business world.
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Armine Yalnizyan | Four years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, it's time to take stock of things by asking a stock political question: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?
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Figure 3 of Mintz's and Chen's report
Andrew Jackson | A new paper argues that "corporate tax reductions of more than 30 per cent since 2000 have, contrary to the critics' cries, failed to make an appreciable dent in tax revenues."
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Jim Stanford | For novelty value if nothing else, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney's appearance at the CAW convention last week was bound to spark lots of attention.
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Linda McQuaig | Perhaps the attack on unions isn't surprising, given the ongoing recession caused by the 2008 financial crash. Better to turn the 99 per cent against each other rather than against the 1 per cent.
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Mark Carney. Photo: Sebastian Derungs/World Economic Forum/Flickr
Keith Reynolds | When even the governor of the Bank of Canada is talking about inequality and the unfairness of privatizing gains and socializing losses, we know we have gone badly wrong in our economic thinking.
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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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Amy Goodman | A century of transparent campaign-finance restrictions preventing corporate money from influencing elections came to an end, as the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Montana's Corrupt Practices Act.