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Point/Counterpoint: Budget cuts

Point: Unsustainable spending has made budget cuts necessary Over the course of the last few months there has been a rising chorus of voices calling…


Greek election result a wind of change

On Jan. 25, a political earthquake shook the European Union. The Greeks elected Syriza, a left-wing party. The newly-elected prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, won an…


Responding to Poloz

Last week Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, said to a House of Commons committee that out-of-work students should work for free to…


The fallacy of the American dream

Recently a Chinese billionaire made a provocative and, at its core, American statement. In an article translated by the Cambridge Entrepreneur Academy, Jack Ma, executive…


Monetary policy, debt, and unions

Kevin Linklater, staff Following the global financial crisis of 2008-09, the Canadian economy was held up as a model in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation…


Point/Counterpoint

Foster Lyle, staff Take any finance course and you will hear that a free market is an efficient market. A free market is one where…