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Top links: Lost decade ahead for Canadian economy?

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

Two economists’ theory of the role that housing played in the U.S. financial crisis suggests that the Canadian economy could be looking at its own lost decade.

Princeton University professor Atif Mian and University of Chicago economics professor Amir Sufi are the authors of the best-selling economics book House of Debt and have a blog by the same name. In a recent post, they outlined why pre-crisis consumer debt is the primary reason for the current sluggish U.S. economy: