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Liberals could put Canada on track to run $90 billion in deficits over first mandate, bank study says

OTTAWA — The National Bank says the country’s fading economic prospects could put the federal government on track to run $90 billion in deficits over the Liberals’ four-year mandate. 216 more words

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Evidence of Economic Change: Tin Roofs

Economics is essentially a scientific analysis of the individual choices made by large numbers of people. Each statistic represents hundreds of thousands of personal stories: families struggling to make ends meet, parents deciding where to send their children to school, farmers deciding whether to plant crops or sell their land, car owners deciding to wait another year to replace their vehicles, business owners deciding to take out loans to expand their companies, homeowners choosing to renovate their houses. 320 more words

State Prevailing Wage Laws Save or Create 400,000 Jobs in America

FIRST OF ITS KIND NATIONAL STUDY EXAMINES ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND FISCAL IMPACTS OF STATE PREVAILING WAGE LAWS

Report Concludes that Construction Wage Standards are Cost Neutral, Boost Economies and Public Budgets, and Promote Middle Class Career Pathways for Minorities and Veterans… 771 more words

The political bogeyman.

An often used strategy in politics to gain support which would then later translate into votes is to invent a bogeyman, a scapegoat or a fall guy. 1,865 more words

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The Shaky Indian Economy

Recently RBI replied to an RTI application regarding amount of bad loans which has been written off between 2013- 2015 financial year from books of public sector banks. 517 more words

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Nudging really enough?

The Limits Of Obama’s Favorite Economic Theory

Economic theories don’t usually get their own executive orders. But last summer, President Barack Obama changed that. In September, the president issued an order, titled “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People,” that essentially requires the federal government to use what Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor, and Richard Thaler, a University of Chicago economics professor, call “nudges.” What’s a nudge? 23 more words

Behavioral Economics

Opinion: Alberta should cut spending, not impose sales tax

A group of Alberta-based academics recently published an op-ed claiming that “Alberta must bring in a harmonized sales tax” to eliminate the province’s budget deficit. 610 more words

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