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Fiat SpA, the parent company of Chrysler Group LLC, has a market cap of $14.1-billion (U.S.) and employs about 225,000 workers worldwide. Google Inc. has a market cap of $409.4-billion, about 40 times Fiat’s, and employs one-10th as many people, at 30,000.

The central dilemma of Canadian economic policy is contained within these simple statistics. The best way to create sustainable wealth is through the modern digital economy, but it doesn’t generate employment.

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