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Sep 23, 2011

Taxing the rich

Andrew Jackson
Over at the Globe and Mail Economy Lab, our friend Stephen Gordon argues that there are only limited revenues to be gained by taxing the rich.
Blog
Aug 24, 2011

Recession ahead?

Andrew Jackson
TD Economics released a rather gloomy report, putting the odds of a U.S. recession at 40 per cent, and arguing that the Canadian economy is more vulnerable to recession than it was in 2008.
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Aug 19, 2011

On balancing the budget

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Watt has written an especially cogent piece on why the balanced budget rule proposed for the Euro area by Merkel and Sarkozy is a very, very bad idea.
Blog
Aug 13, 2011

Modern Monetary Theory: What it means for Canada

Keith Newman
While Modern Monetary Theory deals with the details of monetary and fiscal matters, the implications of its analysis are much broader, especially in current political times.
Blog
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.
Blog
Jul 22, 2011

Family values and budget cuts

Armine Yalnizyan
Once again, in the middle of summer, the anti-government government has unleashed more anti-policy policy via a compliant Statistics Canada.
Blog
Jun 8, 2011

Joined at the hip: Harper budget and tax freedom day

Donald Gutstein
Is it just a coincidence that the Harper budget and the Fraser Institute's tax freedom day fell on the same day? Or have government and think-tank ramped up their level of co-operation?
Blog
Jun 7, 2011

The $0.3 billion question

Jim Stanford
Since the forecast 2014-15 deficit was all of $0.3 billion, why do we need a whole strategic review process and $4 billion of blood on the floor in order to eliminate it?
News
Jun 3, 2011

Budget 2011: Clement's axe not fairer tax

Larry Gordon
The dirty little secret that most government leaders will not admit: the potential for additional public revenue is immense. A fairer tax system could generate billions in new public revenue.

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