Central banks are raising interest rates to tame inflation, but 2023 will increasingly turn a technical decision into a political challenge.
Politicisation of taxpayer-funded advertising is wasteful and creates an uneven playing field in elections.
Our panel of academics responds to the UK government’s latest economic plans.
Rishi Sunak is taking over as UK prime minister from Liz Truss during very difficult economic times.
The government knows 2022 is going to be tough for voters.
A new analysis shows how government policy led to thousands more overcrowded households in the years ahead of the pandemic.
Treasury Secretary Yellen said the US hit its $31 trillion debt ceiling on Jan. 19. Economists and markets are worried Congress won’t act in time, which could trigger a financial crisis.
It’s awfully hard to wrap your mind around a sum that large. But converting it to a more bite-size representation can affect a voter’s willingness to support government spending.
The campaign shows promise. But it’s not clear if it will preempt and respond to people’s concern about vaccine safety.
Spending decisions can often be explained by looking at who voted for the party in government.
Congress is spending trillions of dollars trying to rescue the US economy and support workers and businesses. Can America afford it? ‘No sweat,’ according to modern monetary theory.
State and local government jobs are being axed, public schools won’t get money the state planned to send them, and fire and police departments budgets are being slashed. All because of the pandemic.
Canada’s federal deficit has ballooned as Ottawa spends billions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. An economist explains why the massive spending will not harm Canadians in the future.
Why most debt and deficit projections are still way too upbeat.
In the aftermath of the election, what is striking about many of the policy positions of Canada’s federal parties is their timidity, especially when it comes to climate change.
The UK has fallen victim to drones, chemical weapons and cyber-attacks in recent years. But at least it’s got a really big boat.
Pork-barrel spending – that often reviled custom otherwise known as ‘earmarks’ – may well help Congress pass bills on schedule. Banned since 2011, they may be making a comeback.
The cuts to higher education funding are more about making savings than improving higher education, and would be extremely hard to change in the future.
President Trump recently released his tax plan, but he’s also said he wants to stimulate the economy with infrastructure spending. Is one more effective than the other at boosting growth?
Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for.