monetary policy

Blog
Dec 31, 2011

Why not lock in low interest rates?

Andrew Jackson
The federal government has failed to take up an historic opportunity to lock in ultra-low interest rates on long-term Government of Canada bonds.
Blog
Nov 30, 2011

European financial crisis: Apocalypse soon?

Andrew Jackson
The OECD's new assessment of the macro-economic situation makes for pretty grim reading. And their forecast is based on an increasingly incredible view that the Eurozone will "muddle through."
Blog
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.
Blog
Nov 10, 2011

The inflation-control target

Andrew Jackson
So, the 2 per cent inflation target has been renewed as it now stands. (Take that, House of Commons Finance Committee, which is holding hearings on the issue next week.)
Blog
Oct 31, 2011

A new round of Euro austerity

Andrew Jackson
The Euro deal at least averted an immediate banking crisis and induced temporary market euphoria, but it is not going to provide a lasting solution to the Euro sovereign debt crisis.
Blog
Oct 14, 2011

The prime minister and the G20

Andrew Jackson
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's op ed in the Globe and Mail yesterday on his hopes for the Cannes summit is disappointing, even if the content comes as no surprise.
Blog
Aug 19, 2011

Mythologies: Money and hyperinflation

Arun DuBois
How to reconcile what we know happened in 1920s Germany (money printing, hyperinflation), with MMT views? After all, MMT theorists tend to downplay worries about "money printing."
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
Aug 11, 2011

Thoughts on 'Why not print money?'

Marc Lee
Once we start talking about "printing money," the danger is that misunderstandings about what money is get amplified. It is the belief that a colourful piece of paper has a certain value that matters.
Blog
Aug 10, 2011

C. D. Howe's 'overnight moves' need work

Erin Weir
Less than a month ago, the C. D. Howe Institute released Michael Parkin's paper, "Overnight Moves: The Bank of Canada Should Start to Raise Interest Rates Now."
Columnists
Dec 15, 2009

Capitalism 2.0

Nothing was supposed to go wrong with capitalism after the global update. Version 2.0 was to correct the faults of the various national types of capitalism.
Blog
Dec 1, 2009

Weekly Audit: Time to audit the Fed

Zach Carter
Two key lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee, Reps. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Ron Paul (R-TX), are pushing to authorize a full, comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve.

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