Business & Markets Taxes & Economics

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 […]

Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Blueprint for Global Domination

The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes that spanned Eurasia, enabling the flow of goods, ideas, and people between the East and the West. Named after the Chinese silk that was traded along the route, the Silk Road fostered trade between ancient civilizations and established long – lasting political, economic and cultural […]

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, […]

World & Society World Politics & Affairs

How American Influence Spread Across Britain in the Post-War Period

The chaotic tumult of the Second World War left the imperial powers of Europe shocked and stunted. Britain, despite emerging as a victor of the conflict, had suffered substantial structural and economic damage, and was facing huge housing problems with over 2 million houses having been destroyed in German bomb attack during the war. By […]

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 […]

Economy & Finance

Crisis Indicators are Returning: Is Canada’s Economy in Danger?

Canadian housing has raised at incredible and uncontrollable speeds in recent years. This spike in housing prices has become problematic for cities like Vancouver, British Columbia, where it is so unaffordable that there are empty houses while tens of thousands are left without a place to live. Not only that, but if the economy declined […]

Business & Markets Opinion

Why We Shouldn’t Care About The Dow Crashing

One cannot say no one saw this coming. The headlines, however, were alarmist as ever. The source of their doomsday tone: on Monday of this week, the DOW Jones index tumbled over 1,100 points in the United States’ biggest one-day stock fall since 2011. After weeks of boasting stock markets that were “smashing one record […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Politics & Affairs

The Deadlock at Doklam: Chinese–Indian Tensions

As the Indo-China border impasse at Doklam continues without a tangible end in sight, there are several important takeaways to note here. To start with, China has adopted an overtly aggressive position on the issue, it being the aggrieved party. The ‘conditionalities’ from Beijing include “immediate unilateral withdrawal of India’s troops to the Indian side […]