Economic Brain Trusts

1.) Probably a contradiction in terms, given their dismal track record for predicting the way the Canadian economy is going to go. 2) Well-heeled propaganda agencies and media lobbies set up to pressure governments and misinform the public to ensure that the rich, powerful and privileged remain (or lately, become more) rich, powerful and privileged. 3.) If left-of-centre, college professors and trade union organizers with unlimited faculty photocopy privileges and downtown mailboxes. See APEC, Board of Trade, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, C.D. Howe Institute, The Conference Board of Canada, The Fraser Institute.

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