austerity

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The Interview: Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz

The professor of economics at Columbia University discusses the failure of austerity, the rise of inequality, and the weakness of the U.S. economic recovery
Paul Wells

The debate about democracy (whatever that means)

Paul Wells on Greece’s bailout vote and the ’essentially contested concept’ of democracy
The People Of Greece Vote In A Referendum Over Debt Bailout Terms

Is Greece’s real fallout yet to come?

It’s clear now that cuts alone won’t fix Greece’s backward and dysfunctional economy
Preparing Ballot Boxes And Voting Booths For Sunday’s Greek Referendum

A time for difficult decisions in Greece

After saying no to austerity, Greeks must realign their expectations of government so they correspond with the rest of the Western world
Yanis Varoufakis, a self-described “erratic Marxist” and Greece’s new finance minister, in Athens, Greece.

Greece’s game-changer

The country’s new renegade finance minister has a message for the rest of Europe: Stop messing with us
Stephen Gordon

The Harper agenda prevails, whether he wins or loses

By putting shrewd politics ahead of sound economics, the Prime Minister has guaranteed Canada will have austerity for years to come
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When it comes to the global austerity debate, Canada is special

Bring on the debates on stimulus and austerity, but let’s use the Canadian context rather than importing ill-suited arguments from abroad.
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Why the Navy’s woes are much like our own

Who hasn’t dealt with budget cuts in tough times?
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Premier Wynne’s California debt dreams

Deficit spending failed to boost Ontario’s economy—so naturally the Liberals want to spend more
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Italy’s recipe for austerity

Italians are turning to wartime staples, and even urban scrounging, to get by in dire economic times