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The digital economy will not power a recovery

December 01, 2016

Economists and pundits are at odds over medium term prospects for the global economy. Pessimists see stagnant growth, rising inequality and growing unemployment and underemployment, widely held to be responsible for the rise of right-wing populists such as US President elect Donald Trump.  Meanwhile, techno optimists such as Erik Bryjolfsson... Read more

Ed Broadbent: Reflections on a life in politics, Donald Trump victory

November 16, 2016

  Editor's Note: Ed Broadbent was awarded this year's Lifetime Achievement Award at Maclean's Parliamentary of the Year Awards. Here is his acceptance speech, delivered Tuesday night at an awards ceremony in Ottawa. I want to thank Maclean’s for this award, for which I am deeply appreciative.   Read more