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Andrew Coyne: This budget is a testament to the pleasures of endless growth. Forget productivity, tax cuts or investment

3 monthes ago   |   By National Post

The 2019 federal budget, like all recent federal budgets, is a tribute to the pleasures of endless economic growth.
In the days when inflation was high, interest rates were volatile and growth was very stop and go, budgeting was hard work. Reining in runaway deficits absorbed most of the energies of finance ministers for the better part of three decades.
But since then inflation has been tamed and growth has been steady: Canada has had only one recession in the last quarter-century, and a mild one at that. Budgeting in such times is comparative child's play - governments, at the federal...
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