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The Significance of Treasury Yields

Treasury note yields are important economic indicators that are often overlooked during times of economic expansion. Treasury notes are important to the economy because, in contrast with equities, they have little risk – they are backed by the US economy. When investors believe economic contraction is on the horizon, they will be more interested in […]

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Canada Policy Analysis Taxes & Economics

The Economic Importance of Policy Interest Rates

Every month and a half, the news is flooded with reports on the Canadian Central Bank’s most recent policy interest rate decision. What is lacking in these reports is the importance and meaning behind these rate decision. The policy interest rate is extremely important to the economy, with effects ranging from the price of stocks, […]

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Policy Analysis Taxes & Economics World Politics & Affairs

The Geo-Economics of Egypt’s New Mega-Capital

Cairo has been Egypt’s capital for over a thousand years, serving as the heart of the nation for millennia and holding special importance as a symbol of Ancient Egypt, housing the Pyramids of Giza, and Islamic Architecture and Culture, being know as “the City of a Thousand Minarets”. But it is also home to over […]

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Taxes & Economics

Indian Agricultural Debt Waivers: A Dangerous Economic Risk?

Guest Submission by Khush Patel Four months after the announcement of the Rs44,000-Crore Rupee Agricultural Debt Waiver Scheme proposed by the Karnataka government (approximately $6 Billion USD) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh have also announced farm waivers amounting to 31,000 crore rupees ($4.4 Billion USD). In the year 2017, the governments of UP and Maharashtra […]

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Taxes & Economics

Why Government Intervention in the Economy is Necessary

Capitalism drives innovation. There is almost no doubt in that statement, considering today most of the world lives in one system or another that thrives based on some version of a “free market.” It would be foolish however to also ignore the great costs that these systems bring. When profit is the motive, firms don’t […]

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Canada Taxes & Economics

Why Amazon HQ2 is Bad News For Toronto

In 2017, online retail giant, Amazon announced it’s intention to open a second headquarters in North America. This was met by a massive influx of responses as cities across the United States and Canada vied to declare their interest in the project. Some of whom, even included huge tax write-offs in their proposals to sway […]

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Taxes & Economics World Politics & Affairs

The Two Roads of the United Kingdom

With the Brexit referendum in 2016, the United Kingdom has changed. The prime minister David Cameron resigned immediately after the results of the vote, having the party choose Theresa May as his successor. She then held an early general election in the hopes of having more control for their exit from the European Union but […]

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Universal Basic Income- Does it Really Work?

As the world continues to change there are many big ideas floating around within the political scene. When talking about economics, one big buzzword has been continuously popping up in both far left and right media outlets – universal basic income. In the simplest sense, universal basic income is when a government gives a set […]

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News & Politics Taxes & Economics

The Bad Behind AirBnb

Anyone who has travelled anywhere has likely heard someone recommend AirBnb. The site has taken the tourism and hospitality industry by storm with 150 million users as of March 2017. AirBnb has grown fast, it’s an incredible company that is a must for any traveller. It’s innovative, different, and expanding so fast, but there aren’t […]

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Policy Analysis Taxes & Economics

Africa’s Billionaire Club: A List of the Continent’s Richest

As a child, I always associated riches as a close relative to power. The kind of power that brings about respect through fear– you know, like most of the African leaders in this century. I would be lying if I said a part of me felt that those who gained wealth and were not directly […]