Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tom Mulcair, Mark Carney and Getting Money “out of the economy”

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is in the headlines today for declaring he wants to raise corporate tax rate. As part of the justification for the move, he mentions the famous $800 billion of “dead money” on corporate balance sheets. The

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Toronto May Need Subways, But Not the Way Rob Ford Wants To Build Them

When Rob Ford ran for Mayor, he positioned himself as a penny-pinching conservative. His election slogan was “Respect for taxpayers”. He should have added – except when it comes to subways. When it comes to subways, taxpayers’ money is less

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Can you ‘spark’ a crisis?

As the US Administration and Congress grapple with the budget and debt ceiling impasse, repeated claims are made that further brinkmanship will “spark a global financial crisis”, especially if the US is forced to default on some of its obligations

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