economic crisis

Jul 27, 2011

The myth of expansionary austerity

Andrew Jackson
As the U.S. and Europe turn from stimulus to fiscal austerity, claims are heard that spending cuts actually stimulate economic growth. However there is rarely any such thing as expansionary austerity.
Jul 12, 2011

Navigating challenging economic waters

Marc Lee
Down south, the Obama administration is in a dangerous game of chicken with Republican congressional leaders, who are cynically holding the U.S. economy hostage.
Jul 4, 2011

Rationalizing corporate Canada's cash stash

Erin Weir
Cash hoarding is a critical point in the debate about corporate taxes. If incremental after-tax profits are being deposited, lower corporate tax rates likely just produce higher piles of cash.
Jul 2, 2011

The Conservative plague attacking Canada

Gerry Caplan
What have Canadians done to evoke the wrath of the heavens? It's a trifecta, folks. Harper the asbestos killer in Ottawa, Ford the city-wrecker in Toronto and Hudak the math-challenged in Ontario.
Jun 27, 2011

Best books on the economic crisis

Andrew Jackson
With the summer reading season at hand, here is a short list of the best books I have read over the last couple of years on the roots and implications of the Great Recession.
Jun 16, 2011

Incomes in Canada: Booming and busted

Armine Yalnizyan
What comes through loud and clear in the "Income in Canada" report is the fractured nature of the Canadian economy in the wake of the global recession: one part booming, the other part is busted.
Jun 15, 2011

Incomes and the recession

Andrew Jackson
Today's Statistics Canada release "Income of Canadians" provides data for 2009 and a partial reading on the devastating impact of the recession upon working families.


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