economics

Economy

How To Fix Our Roller-coaster Economy

Ballooning inflation, mounting debt, a labour shortage—and have you seen gas prices? Here, the country’s smartest economic minds explain how Canada got so financially wild, and how to make things better.
MISSISSAUGA, Nov. 29, 2021  International travelers wearing face masks walk with their luggage carts to a COVID-19 testing site after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 28, 2021. Two people in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, according to the Ontario provincial government on Sunday. (Credit Image: © Zou Zheng/Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

COVID-19 vaccine mandates for travel to be lifted

Tracing app reportedly also coming to an end; Canada-Denmark border dispute settled ; Trudeau tests positive; Canadians are feeling the debt crunch
Milk is always on the menu

How to solve the baby formula and infant food insecurity crisis in Canada

Are infant food banks the solution to access-to-food issues for new parents? Or a signal of a much deeper problem in this country?
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Stephen Poloz on economic dangers ahead, staying positive and lessons from Star Trek

The former Bank of Canada governor talks with Marie-Danielle Smith about his new book, the politics of inflation, and how a near-death experience changed his outlook on life
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A economist’s denunciation of cash

How the majority of the world’s paper cash fuels organized crime
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It’s time to seriously rethink how economics is taught

With little evidence of a serious debate among teachers about economics reform, students are taking the lead
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The economics of the World Cup

The other winners and losers at the World Cup in Brazil
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How economics can put a price on life

Economics is so mainstream, we can put a value on a kidney, and even the donor’s worth
Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki speaks during an interview in Sydney

David Suzuki versus the economists

Stephen Gordon on the puzzling smear campaign by the Most Trusted Canadian
China’s team celebrates after the men’s gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

CHART - Team China vs. Team USA: The great overtaking

How GDP and population size are propelling the People’s Republic to the top of the podium