Robin Hood Economics

Canada’s economic context at the time of Election 2011 is one of “precarious recovery”, and overall demand conditions are weakened by a few major factors. Unemployment is still just under 8%, which is good compared to the double-digit unemployment of the early 1990s, but not great compared to the expansions…
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Election Stimulus

One of the common complaints about elections is that they cost money (and therefore we should have fewer of them). ?The last two federal elections cost around $270 million (incidentally a little less than the additional amount it would have taken for the government to meet the NDP’s GIS demands…
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