Tag: GDP

Our Head-In-Ass Phenomenon & Interest Rates

Like many central bankers nowadays Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, finds himself in a bit of a pickle these days. Like central bankers elsewhere, Poloz is trying to figure out how to bring historically low interest rates to more normal levels without inadvertently triggering another downturn. To walk that line, he must…

read more

Earth Day: Time for Science (Maybe Someday Common Sense)

According to The Google, today we honor the rich, vast Earth that’s sustained generations before us and continues to nurture life and inspire wonder. At an estimated 4.543 billion years of age, the Earth is still the only known object in the Universe known to harbor life. It’s also the densest planet in the Solar…

read more

Project Diversification Alberta

Here at CASE we were pleasantly surprised by the AB Government announcement on Oct 22, 2015 of the creation of a new ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The purpose of this ministry will be to support economic growth and diversification for Alberta’s economy and job creation by Alberta’s business. The new ministry will be…

read more

Oct/Nov 2011 – The Real Effects of Debt

The Real Effects of Debt The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) released a working paper this past month entitled; The real effects of debt. Although it proves to be an interesting read (along with some alarming statistics on the role of debt in the economy) their conclusions simply validate most of the beliefs that the…

read more