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More Potato Chip Deficit Forecasts

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 argument for federal [...]

More Potato Chip Deficit Forecasts2020-05-09T10:38:48-04:00

Krugman Welcomes Keynes to Canada

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 aging rapidly, [...]

Krugman Welcomes Keynes to Canada2020-05-07T16:10:40-04:00