government stimulus

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Minister McKenna should re-consider plans for stimulus

Evidence suggests that a 1.0 percentage point increase in spending produces a 0.75 percentage point drop in economic growth.


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Think-tanks provide competing views on stimulus and infrastructure spending

C.D. Howe op-ed cites no empirical evidence or research to substantiate its opinions.


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Stimulus didn’t work in 2009—don’t expect it to kick-start the economy now

So-called “shovel ready” infrastructure projects take significant time to plan and implement.


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Stabilizing income vs. economic stimulus—what’s the difference?

Most people use extra one-time money from government to pay down debt or save.


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Earlier this week, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty wrapped up his cross-country pre-budget consultation trip in search of recommendations for the upcoming federal budget. Most interest groups, economists, and activists are calling for massive increases in government spending to “stimulate” the economy– much of it directed at their own pet projects or industrial sectors.