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Country Rankings: Inclusive Growth and Development Report, 2017 [WEF]

link: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Forum_IncGrwth_2017.pdf

Table-form topline rankings can be found pp. 60-63 (printed page numbering) (note: pdf file formatted with 2 printed pages per electronic page), with 20 more pages of detailed breakdown tables in many categories. 503 more words

Economists in Denial

February 27, 2017

Economists in Denial

By Lord Skidelsky*


*Robert (Lord) Skidelsky, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University and a fellow of the British Academy in history and economics, is a member of the British House of Lords. 1,053 more words


Ever freer union? Economic freedom and the EU

The debate about the effects of EU membership on a country’s policy environment is ongoing and not new. On the left, the EU is often presented as a “neoliberal” project aimed at implementing free trade and liberalising markets. 1,027 more words

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Trump's Awful Economics & Wall Street’s Shameful Short Term Stiffy

The other day, Ross Douthat of the New York Times observed that while politicos in and around DC are going nuts, Wall Street is all about Zen… 476 more words

During President Obama’s farewell address he stated that “the next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle class jobs obsolete.” He then advocated for a new social compact for future generations of Americans that would ensure them the education they would need to be able to… 988 more words


Canada has failed at innovation for 100 years. Can the Trudeau government change that?

“Why is Canada filled with ‘low-innovation’ companies?”

In a recent academic paper, Peter Nicholson, a former business leader, bureaucrat and a one-time advisor to former prime minister Paul Martin, poses the question. 1,450 more words


Recently people have been giving extra attention to what the heck is going to happen to the economy once robots automate away the average person’s job.  1,233 more words

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