The Right Honorable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada, discusses how Canada eliminated the deficit in the 1990s which was the worst of the G7 at the time. In doing so he discusses the timing and the need for governments to place greater emphasis on bringing the country's population onside when tough decisions are required.

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CIGI, The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change hosted its third annual plenary conference in Berlin from April 12-15, 2012. Entitled “Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics," the event took place in the Axica Conference Center adjacent to the world famous Brandenburg Gate. Select videos are presented here; visit INET's YouTube channel for a full listing of conference materials.
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