economic crisis

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Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement refers to a series of demonstrations that began in New York City on September 17, 2011.
Oct 5, 2011

Ontario's stimulating election platforms

Erin Weir
A common refrain has been that all of Ontario's election platforms are unrealistic given a deteriorating economic outlook. We should evaluate how each party's platform would fare in a downturn.
Oct 4, 2011

The fundamentals are pretty shaky

Andrew Jackson
The official line we hear every day is that the Canadian fundamentals are great, while other countries are in deep trouble because they are spending beyond their means and borrowing too much.
Sep 30, 2011

The G20 and jobs

Andrew Jackson
The meeting of G20 Labour Ministers in Paris on September 26-27, held in advance of the November G20 summit in Cannes, reached some conclusions which go some way toward living up to prior commitments.
Sep 29, 2011

Wage deflation confirmed

Andrew Jackson
In an earlier post, I noted that falling real wages, as indicated by July and August data from the Labour Force Survey, signalled trouble ahead.
Sep 29, 2011

It's time to stop giving money to the rich

Brian Topp
A spectre is haunting Europe -- and the United States. That spectre: the proposition that the time has come to stop borrowing billions of dollars every year in order to give it to rich people.
Sep 22, 2011

Profile of displaced workers

There's an interesting new research report from Statistics Canada profiling workers who were displaced in the recent recession and comparing the outcomes to previous recessions in earlier decades.


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