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Greed, Incorporated

The tax bills now before the Congress can by no means be regarded as “reforms.”  Reform requires making things better.  These bills only make things worse for America, indeed, much worse. 278 more words

Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Disability charity Scope and others call for chancellor to withdraw his comments implying disabled people are to blame for sluggish economy

Disability charity Scope called on… 458 more words


Notes on economic development in Africa

I have been doing some reading on economic development in Africa recently. The continent, if it is even possible to lump its many diverse nations together when discussing development, which is probably unwise, gets some bad press. 1,671 more words

Political Economy

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2017

Shiva Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives

Consisting of 21 countries, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) encourages free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The 21 member countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. 423 more words

Foreign Policy

Getting Washington Metro's Budget On Track

Kelly Straub, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives

The last two years of SafeTrack maintenance plus decades of fiscal mismanagement have placed a huge strain on the bottom line at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA). 767 more words

Domestic Policy

Kelly McParland: Republicans pass slapdash tax bill. Its impact? Largely unknown

The U.S. Senate approved a mammoth tax reform bill just before 2 a.m. Saturday, the most far-reaching since Ronald Reagan was president.

Everyone is waiting to see what the impact will be. 1,001 more words

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