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From Libertarian to Populist: Conservative leadership candidates lay down their economic cards

Most of the economic positions taken by Conservative leadership candidates won’t surprise you.

Lower taxes and smaller government are popular themes. Deficits and red tape are bad, jobs and innovation are good. 664 more words

Economy

It's not the economy, stupid! It's the people?

Once in my working life at the Bank of England I had responsibility for a team that looked at economic development in English-speaking Caribbean countries. I got into a professional bind by arguing, against the official policy line that devaluation was to be supported as a way of easing Jamaica out of its economic woes. 1,884 more words

Commentary

Morneau's growth council to focus on unlocking business spending, broadening job skills help

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government’s influential team of economic advisers is pursuing solutions to an issue that has preoccupied policy-makers for years: how to open the spigot on business investment. 481 more words

Economy

Return to old conservative ways hurt Wall this session

Why this legislative sitting was such a disastrous loss for Premier Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government had everything to do with its slow and steady return to problems of past conservative governments. 658 more words

Columnists

Plastics in a circular economy: Opportunities and challenges

Written by Didier Bourguignon,

Plastics pervade modern life; plastics production has been growing exponentially since the 1960s and is expected to double by 2036. Although there are over 1 000 types of plastic, 90 % of plastics are derived from virgin fossil fuels. 281 more words

PUBLICATIONS

My Contribution to Bloomberg View on the New French President's Challenge on Growth

I have written a column for Bloomberg view on how the new French President must boost growth
You can read it here

Growth

City incentive program proves success in helping small business to expand

Grants offered since 2011 under a community improvement program by the City of Windsor to help smaller companies build and expand operations has been working well, one city councillor said on Sunday. 462 more words

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