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Why doesn’t the Bank of Canada behave in the public interest?

I came across a news item a couple of weeks ago about a lawsuit that is working its way up the court system that really piqued my interest. The Committee for Economic and Monetary Reform is suing the Government and … Continue reading

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Is it spring already?

Wow – I hadn’t realized it had been so long since I had last posted an update! I am still waiting forĀ the updated Ontario CIA4U curriculum to be released to see if Economics for Canadians will continue to be a … Continue reading

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A re-imagined Phillips Machine schematic

I came across this creative re-imaginingĀ of the graphic found inside the front cover of Economics for Canadians today and felt compelled to share it. The artist is WilliamBanzai7. I am still waiting for the new senior Canada and World Studies … Continue reading

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The Decline of Central Bank Integrity

I just finished reading the following article describing the tenure of William McChesney Martin, Jr. (who famously said that the job of central bankers was to take the punch bowl away just as the party got going) as Chairman of … Continue reading

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New senior Canada and World Studies curricula due in the fall

I have been eagerly anticipating the release of the updated grade 11/12 Canada and World Studies curriculum so as to check the new CIA 4U course against Economics for Canadians. While the initial release date for the curriculum was a … Continue reading

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Canadian Teachers of Economics resource sharing and discussion site

Last week it was my pleasure to present at the Ontario Business Educators Association spring conference. During the presentation we discussed how it is usual for economics teachers to be the only teacher of the subject at their schools. To … Continue reading

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If you got a postcard…

…thank you for following through and checking out the book’s website. I hope you will have a thorough look around. One thing I wanted to make more prominent for first-time visitors is the document (taken from the teachers’ guide) mapping … Continue reading

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The book’s intended use

Teachers in public schools today often have no budget for materials. I understand this and have tried to address this problem by creating and distributing an affordable and very useful economics textbook and workbook. In this vein, I would like … Continue reading

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Recent articles and OBEA planning

My most recent articles published in the Pembroke Daily Observer can be accessed here: http://brycemcbride.com/blog1/articles/ My article from late November entitled “View from the Top” views the current stock and bond markets as being either at or very close to … Continue reading

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Lessons exploring the ongoing financial crisis

I was just cleaning up my offerings on Gumroad.com and thought it a good idea to flag up the 4 lessons on the Global Financial Crisis (and teaching notes) that were excerpted from Economics for Canadians. While those of you … Continue reading

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