In three of the world’s richest countries, average real wages are lower today than they were in 2010.
July 14, 2017 4:00AM
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The lowest interest rates since the 1960s have led governments to believe that they can run deficits and still be fiscally responsible.
September 13, 2016 3:04AM
Encouraging home ownership may deter the labour mobility vital for a dynamic economy.
July 5, 2016 3:00AM
The Bank of Canada and other central banks around the world have artificially lowered interest rates, making investment and risk-taking much cheaper.
February 24, 2016 1:30AM
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January 4, 2016 3:00AM
Even the prospect of small deficits relative to GDP may generate substantial investor uncertainty in an environment where interest rates are on the way up.
May 20, 2015 2:30AM
January 27, 2015 12:00PM
Interest rates are low because of demographics; an aging population of savers creates a borrower's market
The Bank of Canada apparently surprised the chattering classes and everybody else this week by dropping its benchmark interest rate.
December 13, 2014 10:00AM
When the federal government faced a growing debt problem in the late 1980s, then Opposition finance critic Paul Martin was initially skeptical about cutting spending.