stimulus spending

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Federal ‘stimulus’ spending will likely arrive late with minimal benefits

The government says $101 billion in stimulus spending is required for “sustained economic recovery.”


3:00AM
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Stimulus spending on infrastructure won’t ‘kickstart’ COVID recovery

Federal debt as a share of the economy will reach roughly 56 per cent, the highest percentage since 1998.


1:41PM
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Biden spending spree expands America’s welfare state

Even though the vast majority of Americans never lost their jobs, politicians sent stimulus money directly to most households.


9:20AM
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Trudeau government should scuttle stimulus spending plans

Governments should instead tax less to improve economic growth and spend less to reduce deficits.


11:55AM
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Governments betting on low interest rates may experience rude awakening

The Trudeau government will run a record budget deficit approaching $400 billion.


1:33PM
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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.


11:24AM
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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.


10:19AM
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If history is any guide, COVID-19 will transform Canada in heretofore unknown ways
When the First World War began, there was no expectation that it would spawn an entirely new tax system.