Posts Tagged budget deficits

More Potato Chip Deficit Forecasts

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Justin Trudeau and the Liberals were elected on an economic platform that included running deficits to finance infrastructure during a period of slow growth and low borrowing costs. In a Globe & Mail column, Jeffrey Simpson reviews the causes of slow growth, and recognizes the legitimate economic […]

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Is Keynes New to Canada ?

Margaret Wente’s column today on “A Liberal Landslide? Not So Fast,” defends the performance of the Harper Conservative government from Krugman’s implicit criticism in his “Keynes Comes to Canada” column. She notes correctly that “Mr. Krugman handily ignored the fact that Stephen Harper ran six years of […]

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Krugman Welcomes Keynes to Canada

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Paul Krugman’s column on “Keynes Comes to Canada” is a treasure-chest of Canadian policy issues. His focus is on the Liberal Party’s platform position to run budget deficits for a few years to finance infrastructure investment — “Interest rates are at historic lows, our current infrastructure is […]

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