Economics

The Lazy Economist: What I learned at an economics conference

As if I didn’t get my fill of economics during the school year as an Economics student and one of the authors of The Lazy Economist column, in May, I attended an Economics for Journalists conference run by the Fraser Institute.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How insurance companies work

Insurance can be a mysterious part of adult life.Continue...

Visiting campus, Scarborough MPP criticizes conservatives’ economic outlook report

Former Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter said provincial cuts have a price in a visit to campus on Monday with former Kingston MPP Sophia Kiwala.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What you need to know about stock shorting

If all you took away from the movie The Big Short was an image of Margot Robbie in a bathtub, you're not alone.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Carbon tax versus cap and trade

It’s hard to look at the news and miss the discussion on carbon pricing.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How do banks really make money?

Even though I study economics, I didn’t fully understand how banks made money until I came across the explanation in my Macroeconomics textbook last year.Continue...

Faculty of Arts and Science cuts credit allotment

At Queen’s, students have historically been allotted 24 units of outside-faculty courses towards their graduation requirements, as well as one elective within the Faculty of Law.Continue...

Olympics not worth the asking price

The Olympic Games create historical memories, writing the world’s best athletes into sports folklore. But after the final ceremony, when the athletes have left and people flock to their outbound flights, what’s left for the host?Continue...

What the Canadian dollar means for university students

If you’ve noticed your grocery bill creeping upwards lately, you’re not imagining things.Continue...

QJ Politics: A case for basic income

Today, a staggering 14 per cent of the Canadian population live in poverty.

On its own, this number is worrisome, but considering this was precisely the same percentage of Canadians who...Continue...

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