The “demand curve” starts high and then falls.
Tariffs hurt Canadian consumers, but also Canadian producers who rely on imported inputs.
Knitters need to stop claiming that knitting is somehow “anti-consumption.”
People make decisions every day based on the costs they perceive and the benefits they expect from individual actions.
Among OECD countries (including Canada), there’s a lot of diversity in growth numbers, but little variation in consumer confidence.
The ongoing debate over the three Canadian telecommunications giants and the possibility of U.S-based Verizon entering the Canadian market has once again brought consumer issues to the fore.
I shall beg off addressing that particular issueit has been covered in detail by others, but the fact so many have passionate views is a reminder that consumer issues matter. This is unsurprising, given that almost everyone outside of some fellow in a remote cabin in North Korea is a consumer. Almost everyone then has an interest in such pocketbook issues.