Quote of the week.
Saskatoon-based health-policy expert Steven Lewis, in a pro-Canadian healthcare YouTube video:
“If [Americans] want to use our system as a whipping boy in their own propaganda wars, it's mildly irritating. ... We should hope for our American brothers and sisters that they get it right, but I for one don't much care about what right-wing superstitions Americans want to put out there about our Canadian system because ultimately they're the ones who suffer from their own ignorance.”
For the purposes of this blog, the inception of the Great Recession in the U.S., the epicentre of the crisis, is taken as the start date for the global slump. The U.S. has been in recession since December 2007.