Posts Tagged fiscal policy

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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Does Canada Need a Few Small Deficits ?

Chris Ragan has an excellent column – “A few small deficits may actually be just what Canada needs” – in yesterday’s Globe & Mail. [Also excellent because it illustrates most of the key policy implications discussed in Ch 12 (Spending Others’ Money: Fiscal Policy, Deficits, and National Debt) of Macroeconomics […]

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