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Commentary & Opinion
January 28, 2016 Free Trade With China Wasn't Such a Great Idea for the U.S.Source: Bloomberg
bloombergview.com - Autor, et al. show powerful evidence that industries and regions that have been more exposed to Chinese import competition since 2000 -- the year China joined the World Trade Organization -- have been hit hard...
January 27, 2016 Trudeau's pipeline policy far from clear
Toronto Sun - The headlines from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week made Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seem like a burly defender of oil development: Trudeau tells off Leonard DiCaprio, Trudeau urges DiCaprio to...
January 22, 2016 You Say You Want a RevolutionSource: Larry Checco
The Republican and Democratic party establishments are both in a panic about their respective party’s outsider front-runners. Entrenched establishment leaders sense revolution in the air, and rightfully so.
January 20, 2016 If Bill de Blasio’s talking, he’s probably lyingSource: NY Post
Mayor de Blasio is consistent. He’ll never tell the truth when a lie will do. Or several lies when one isn’t enough, as has been the case from Day One with his bid to ban horse carriages.
January 20, 2016 Actually, Things Are Getting BetterSource: Politico
Our national discussion of public affairs gets the line from an old Johnny Mercer song exactly backward: Rather than “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative,” it greatly exaggerates bad news, and relentlessly ignores...
January 19, 2016 Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Plan, Nation's Rich Recoil In HorrorSource: Forbes
Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took a break from yelling at clouds long enough to release his tax plan today, and it’s, how should I put this…aggressive. Sanders proposes a top rate on individual income of a...
January 18, 2016 US Corporate Governance: Have We Crossed the Rubicon?Source: Lexology
The general themes on the corporate governance front — shareholder activism, governance activism, scrutiny of board composition, concerns regarding board oversight of risk management, director-shareholder engagement — remain...
Source: Mother Jones
Residents in Flint, Michigan have been outraged since the discovery that their water is tainted with lead, a substance has irreversible neurological and developmental effects on children. The contamination came after the city of...
January 11, 2016 Lingering Food Safety Regulatory Issues For China In 2016Source: Forbes
As 2016 begins, and China continues implementing its revised Food Safety Law, two features of food safety regulation and their development are striking.
January 8, 2016 Is China sparking a global currency war?Source: CNN
When China moves to lower the value of the yuan, others in the developing world follow suit. China's currency moves also come at a critical time for the yuan: it was recently placed into the IMF's group of elite global...
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