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Bank of Canada Toronto Building in 2018. Image: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | As we transition out of economic lockdown, the bank should encourage debt forgiveness. Easing mortgage and credit card debt is an effective way to promote growth.
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Stone panel from the Palace of Ashurbanipal. Nineveh, northern Iraq, about 645 BC. Image: Frans Vandewalle/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Michael Hudson, an eminent left economist, has spent decades studying ancient Mideast economies. His latest book examines debt as "the major cause of economic polarization from antiquity" to now.
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Donald Trump giving his State of the Union Address in February. He didn’t even mention America’s burgeoning deficit (Photo: Shealah Craighead, the White House, Public Domain).
David J. Climenhaga | If Conservatives return to power in Alberta, our provincial deficit will soar to unprecedented levels as a result of planned program of tax cuts. But the deficit hawks won't even tweet.
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In his former role as IMF Financial Economic Counsellor and Director, Olivier Blanchard holds a press conference in 2009. Photo: International Monetary Fund/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | A core belief of neoliberal capitalists is that government budgets must be balanced to prevent the accumulation of public debt. But is public debt necessarily bad?
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Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau, MPP Bob Delaney, MPP Cristina Martins. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Rick Salutin | You're not supposed to brag about deficit because it sounds "fiscally irresponsible" and it may be why Delaney has never been beatified into the cabinet.
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Kelly Okamura | Shopping for Christmas presents -- showing your love for debt?
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Brent Patterson | The Canadian Federation of Students held a National Day of Action Wednesday to call for universal access to public, post-secondary education in Canada.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Ontario's recent budget brought both good news and bad. But it all comes down to debt, which preceded capitalism, and has always been parasitic and economically destructive.
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Iglika Ivanova | This week, the provincial government released its update on where provincial finances are at six months into the fiscal year and where the economy is heading. The news is not very good.
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Nora Loreto | The Liberal promise to increase student aid will see a massive injection of money into supporting a broken system, rather than addressing the root problems
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Rick Salutin | First it was personal debt. Then public debt too became demonized: balanced budgets and hatred of deficits became items of faith. The development of our deficit hysteria has a long history.