Some Possible Topics – In Our Time Part I

You may select an issue in economics or a major event in economic history as your focus:

Some major events:

  1. The Great Depression
  2. Stagflation of the 1970’s
  3. The 70’s Energy Crisis and the Oil Shock of 1973
  4. The Savings and Loans Crises
  5. The Great Recession of 2008
  6. The Japanese Asset Price Bubble and the Lost Decade
  7. The Dot.Com Bubble
  8. The Greek Debt Crisis
  9. European Sovereign Debt Crisis

Pick from:

  1. Housing Affordability – Why are Prices Rising So Fast and What are the Consequences?
  2. Is Canada Getting Too Old?: Consequences of an Aging Population-An Economic Perspective.
  3. Organized Labor: Why Is Labor Unionism Declining?
  4. Women in the Labor Force: Are They Getting Their Due?
  5. Minorities in the Labor Force: Are They Getting Their Due?
  6. Canadian Tax Policy: Is the Canadian Tax System Fair?
  7. Poverty in Canada: Is the Middle Class Dream an Increasingly Impossible One?
  8. Modernization of Agriculture: Can Canadian Farmers “Make It” in the 21st Century?
  9. Socialism vs. Laissez-faire: What Direction for the New Millennium?
  10. Free Trade: are Free Trade Deals a Good Idea for Canada?