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.
Individual workers—on their own or working together—may find it difficult and costly to organize a decertification drive.
While all three party leaders tried to assure us that they are best able to guide us through an uncertain economic world, all missed the fundamental point that Canada is a small open economy.
Allowing workers to bargain independently from the union would help limit the problem of free-riding while not forcing workers to join a union and pay dues.
Despite the potential for increased worker choice to benefit workers, opponents often raise three objections as reason not to pursue such reform.
These days, we economists tend to be very optimistic about the future, certainly compared to the ghastly visions of environmentalists and others.
The prime minister's "foreign ownership" plan may make for good politics but the underlying economics is questionable, to say the least.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s call for changes to Canada’s system of equalization makes an overview of that system timely.
Despite gloomy post-recession pronouncements from some analysts, slow economic growth is not preordained in Canada.
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