Category: Global Economy

Bonfire of Rules: How the Trump Administration’s Financial Deregulation Frenzy Is Putting Americans At Risk

The Trump administration is committed to aggressively push for deregulation, especially within the financial sector.

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On February 6th 2017, American money manager Frank Casey gave a talk at McGill on his instrumental role as a whistleblower in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. His enthralling account of the scandal served as a scathing indictment of the…

Capitalism Is a Problem, Not the Solution

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Last week an article was published in The Bull and Bear titled “Capitalism is Ending Poverty and Solving Climate Change. Socialism Is Incapable of Doing Either.” The article argues that poverty and climate change are being solved by capitalism, making…

The Northern Sea Route and Trudeau’s Russia Problem

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Peter the Great established St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland 300 years ago to give the Russian polity access to a warm water ports. Today, the need to acquire year-round, unfrozen sea access plays a large role in President…

The Birth of an Agribusiness Behemoth: The Far-Reaching Implications of the Controversial Bayer-Monsanto Merger

A merger between Bayer and Monsanto would create the world’s largest seed and pesticides firm, controlling more than a quarter of the global market. 	                Source: https://flic.kr/p/5hQZWP

In September 2016, after four months of bidding, German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer AG acquired American agribusiness firm Monsanto Co. for the whopping sum of $66bn, the largest German takeover of a U.S. firm to date. The deal was recently approved…

The End of an Era: Can Trump and Brexit be Good for the Economy?

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2016 has been a historic year in the Western liberal political tradition. Events like the Brexit referendum in June, and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA in November have created much uncertainty about the…

Living in the Past: The Truth about the Future of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Darren Delozier (cq), Oregon City works on a partition wall for the articulated electric streetcar being made, for use in Portland, by Oregon Iron Works in Clackamas. The streetcar should be completed later this spring.

As the news media reported on the results of the United States presidential election last Tuesday night, the biggest surprise came from the Rust Belt states. Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all voted in favour of Republican President-elect Donald…

Review’s Radio: to the Economic Roots of Hungary’s Illiberal Democracy and the Future of the EU

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Professor Juliet Johnson, McGill Director of the European Union Center of Excellence, executive member of PONARS Eurasia and a former member of the McGill Board of Governors talks about her intriguing new paper on Hungary that gives unprecedented insights in what…