fiscal policy

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May 7, 2013

Niall Ferguson's latest gaffe

Bruce Livesey
Niall Ferguson, Harvard historian and author of numerous bad books about economics, is prone to saying ignorant things, making one question the intellectual heft of so-called academic "stars."
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Nov 6, 2012

Fewer unemployed eligible for benefits

Angella MacEwen
The rate of eligibility for regular benefits from Employment Insurance is the lowest since 2003, the earliest year that there is comparable data.
Blog
Jun 25, 2012
Photo: Martin Börjesson/Flickr

Deflating housing bubble risks recession

Andrew Jackson
Seen in isolation, Finance Minister Flaherty probably did the right thing in seeking to safely deflate the housing bubble and lower the growth of household credit. But he did it very late in the game.
Blog
Jan 5, 2012

Drummond's productivity 'puzzle'

Andrew Jackson
Don Drummond confesses that he has been wrong to believe that changes in public policies are the key to improving Canada's dismal productivity record.

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