economic stimulus

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Jan 27, 2016
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Boosting the economy for the rest of us

Michal Rozworski
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.
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Sep 22, 2015
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Election 2015: The political economy of balanced budgets

Wenonah Bradshaw
The recent promise of four years of balanced budgets by the Mulcair-led NDP has irked progressive economists puzzled over the decision to eschew running deficits during a period of cyclical slow-down.
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Apr 27, 2015
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Budget 2015: The inequality budget

Lynne Fernandez
Rather than showing their fiscal responsibility by creating good jobs and investing in citizens, the Harper government has secured the position of Canada's richest.
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Nov 14, 2011

G20 Labour Summit: Souvenirs de Cannes

Andrew Jackson
I was in Cannes with CLC President Ken Georgetti for the G20 Labour Summit. If the outcome of the G20 disappoints, it was not because of lack of effort from the international labour movement.
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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.
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Aug 10, 2011

Stimulus vs. public investment

Andrew Jackson
The debate over fiscal policy is often framed in the media as one between advocates of higher deficits from Keynesian-style stimulus measures and advocates of deficits through public sector austerity.
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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.
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May 31, 2011

GDP report: Awfully weak tea leaves

Jim Stanford
Today's quarterly GDP numbers from Statistics Canada give lots of reason to worry -- once you start poking around in the tea leaves.
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Feb 16, 2010

Weekly Audit: More jobs please

Zach Carter
One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Senate is finally taking anther look at how to create jobs and repair the economy.

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