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David Macdonald

Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

David Macdonald is a Senior Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He heads the Centre’s Alternative Federal Budget project that takes a fresh look at how the federal government could build a better Canada. David is a frequent media commentator on national public policy issues.
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Gen Y Faces Big Risk

In an interesting new piece, the Huffington Post tries to determine if it's really tougher for millennials than it was for boomers as part of their Asking Y series. Certainly lots of things have changed since the 1970s: gas has gotten more expensive, electronics have become dramatically less expensive and cars cost about the same. But one thing's for sure, life has gotten a whole lot riskier.
11/26/2012 05:45 EST