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People make decisions every day based on the costs they perceive and the benefits they expect from individual actions.


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Among OECD countries (including Canada), there’s a lot of diversity in growth numbers, but little variation in consumer confidence.

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Individual workers—on their own or working together—may find it difficult and costly to organize a decertification drive.

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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.

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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.

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Despite the potential for increased worker choice to benefit workers, opponents often raise three objections as reason not to pursue such reform.

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These days, we economists tend to be very optimistic about the future, certainly compared to the ghastly visions of environmentalists and others.

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The prime minister's "foreign ownership" plan may make for good politics but the underlying economics is questionable, to say the least.

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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s call for changes to Canada’s system of equalization makes an overview of that system timely.

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Despite gloomy post-recession pronouncements from some analysts, slow economic growth is not preordained in Canada.

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