If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
After the Trudeau government's budget announced a nearly $30-billion deficit, a chorus of right-wing voices started calling for a return to belt-tightening austerity.
David J. Climenhaga
How does the CTF reach the conclusion Alberta is $17 billion in debt when the RBC projects the province will have no net debt for 2015-2016?
In a slowing global economy, eyes turned to Shanghai where G20 finance ministers and central bankers sat down February 26-27 to assess the worsening outlook, and agree on what to do together.
While elites argue amongst themselves about how to respond to Canada's soured economic outlook, the overriding context is a transfer and concentration of economic power upwards.
As the capitalist class gathers this week for the World Economic Forum, the corridor talk is going to be about the collapsing price of share capital, as stock markets tumble around the world.
Why is our current crop of Canadian political leaders trapped in a rhetorical box of "sound finance" that will merely guarantee our economy will remain stuck in a state of secular stagnation?
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.
Imagine 16th-century geocentrists being shown proof that the earth actually revolved around the sun, and dismissing the new science as fuddleduddlery. This is the world in which austerians live.
Canada's current recession would have been avoided had Stephen Harper abandoned austerity in favour of a growth-oriented fiscal expansionary policy. Bottom line: this is a Harper recession.