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MAX Policy is a collection of provocative ideas and policy solutions generated by the minds at the Max Bell School of Public Policy.

Chris Ragan: Why politics and central banking shouldn't mix

31 May 2022

Politicizing monetary policy may be expedient for politicians, but it's dangerous for Canada's economy.

Diagnosing the Internet’s Ills

27 May 2022

How can we create a healthier, happier, and safer internet for all?

To Fix Housing For Good, We Must Stop Treating It Like A Piggy Bank

3 May 2022

Philippe Fournier proposes a collection of reforms designed to realign the economic incentives of the housing market so that productive housing improvement would become more profitable than passive...

The Homefront Strategy: Democratizing Housing in Canada

3 May 2022

Local participation in the housing market, an emphasis on housing co-operatives, and a revitalization of programs aimed to help Canadians in their retirement can help to ease the strain on Canadian...

Jennifer Welsh on how Putin’s war in Ukraine is testing the UN

7 Mar 2022

International crises like the one unfolding in Ukraine are always moments of truth for the robustness and relevance of international institutions.

Regulatory Systems: Of Prayers and Plutonium

17 Feb 2022

At their best, regulatory systems are instrumental tools for addressing society's thorniest challenges.

Are Dangers Lurking Within the Bank of Canada’s New Mandate?

16 Dec 2021

After going through it with a fine-tooth comb, Chris Ragan asks what we should make of the latest joint statement by the Government and the Bank.

Ian Peach on What Allyship Demands

9 Dec 2021

In the journey towards Reconciliation, how can non-Indigenous people show solidarity—meaningfully?

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