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Beggar-thy-neighbour, and thyself?

Yesterday’s post mentioned the ‘beggar-thy-neighbour’ policies pursued by Germany, which have supported export-led growth, at the expense of its eurozone neighbours, and more recently the wider global economy. 544 more words

Political Economy

U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. 748 more words


Nigeria's exchange rate falls below N400/$1 for the first time since August 2016, what could possibly be wrong with this?

Within the past few days, the Naira has fallen below N400/$1 for the first time since August 2016, expectedly there has been a lot of cheer and excitement and even commendations for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Government (FG). 763 more words

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Benchmarking Working Europe 2017

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has some sobering statistics on the state of Europe for working people, and some solid proposals on how to deal with issues. 220 more words


Justin Trudeau needs to deregulate to innovate, but we didn't see that in the federal budget

Canada’s 2017 federal budget failed to offer any plans for deregulation. This is ironic because regulations are among the most important obstacles to innovation, the holy grail of the government’s plan for future growth. 725 more words

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Province sets aside $300 million of just-in-case money

For the first time in the history of the Saskatchewan Party government, there is a contingency fund built into the budget.

The 2017-18 budget, released last Wednesday, shows the province is setting aside $300 million in just-in-case money. 567 more words


Mandryk: Premier Wall and Sask. Party need a dose of post-budget humility

In a place often ripped apart by its own indecency — especially during heated occasions like the delivery of the 2017-18 budget — there are times at the Saskatchewan legislature when special emphasis has to be placed on decency. 660 more words