For the fifty years following the Second World War, Canada enjoyed a period of spectacular economic growth — the economy quadruple in size and the living standard of most Canadians steadily improved.
However, in the years since, Canada has suffered from economic stagnation. Businesses keep closing, and Canadians find it harder to get and keep a good job. Increasingly, Canadians have relied on consumer debt to help mask the underlying problems, but for many even that temporary form of relief is no longer an option.
In Stalled, Michael Hlinka explains what drove Canada's five-decade expansion and what has put us in the rut we're currently in. He also shows that there are solutions for Canada as a country and for individual Canadians, and that we can get out of the rut we're in if we start doing the things that once made us great. Stalled shows how.
Michael Hlinka is a tenured professor at George Brown College in Toronto, where he teaches the Canadian Securities Course. He also runs the Passing the CFA program at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and does business commentary for CBC Radio. He lives in Toronto.