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The Lazy Economist: Understanding and improving your credit score

To get the car, home, or job of your dreams, the people in charge will often examine something other than your character: your credit score.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: The very spooky indicators of recession

In honour of Halloween, The Lazy Economist is closing its recession series with some very spooky signs that a recession might be looming in North America.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Why the 2008 US financial crisis impacted the world

When the United States financial system crashed more than a decade ago, its impact wasn’t contained to the domestic economy. It was felt worldwide.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What is a recession?

Fall is here. The air is chilly, the trees are dropping their leaves, and things are cooling down as we prepare for winter—just like the economy during a recession. With this in mind, the next few editions of The Lazy Economist are going to be about recessions.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: A deeper look at the newly effected federal carbon tax

Earlier this year, the federal carbon tax came into effect. That means carbon—in forms including gasoline and diesel—is more expensive.Continue...

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: Your guide to fancy finance terms

Almost every sector or industry has its own language, and the business world is no different.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Explaining the Dow

When reporting on the economy, news sources will refer to something called “The Dow,” a term that’s used often but rarely explained.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: The numbers behind the OSAP cuts

After the controversy surrounding the Ford government’s recent changes to OSAP, we’re going to run you through some of the numbers that led the government to justify its decision.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Breaking down tax systems

If there’s any constant in life, it's taxes.Continue...

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