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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 […]

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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 […]

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World Politics & Affairs

A Power Struggle in the Rainbow Nation: Political Turmoil in South Africa

South Africa was thrown into political turmoil after the ruling ANC (African National Congress) party admitted that President Jacob Zuma had defied orders to resign. Moreover, the party had little idea of when the president would respond to the demand. The highest decision making body of the ANC decided to dismiss Zuma in an emergency […]

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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 […]

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Taxes & Economics

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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Canada

Canadian Cellphone Prices Drop

We live in a digital world, connected by the device in the palm of our hands. But this can become costly. There is some good news though, for Canadians at least. According to a report from Nordicity Group Limited, commissioned by the Canadian federal government said that lower-tier cellphone plan prices have dropped significantly over the […]

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Environment & Climate Change United States World Politics & Affairs

US Pulls out of Climate Accord, Spotlight Shines on the Future

Just over a year ago, on April 22, 2016, 175 countries agreed to abide by the terms set in the Paris Climate Accord, vowing to mitigate the emission of fossil fuels in an attempt to bring the global temperature down to pre-industrial levels. Within weeks, literally, every country had signed on, except for Nicaragua, whose […]

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World Politics & Affairs

An Update on the European Refugee Crisis

The existence of war-torn regions are a bane to development and humanity. With a rapid increase in the violence in the parts of Asia, Europe and Africa, the situation keeps on worsening. But amidst the chaos of terrorist groups and rogue nations, there’s something the world always forgets about: refugees. In the years following 2015, Europe has […]

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Taxes & Economics World Politics & Affairs

Economic Analysis: Future of the Chinese economy

China is still to this day one of the fastest growing economies in the world. High demand from other countries for Chinese exports along with cheap labor helped the country to succeed in reducing their trade deficit as well as capitalize on infrastructure and financial investments. China is not able to maintain same steam as […]

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Labour & Industry Taxes & Economics

Regulation Concerns in the Rise of the Sharing Economy

Hinged on consumer trust, reputation and ease of operation, the so-claimed “tech companies” such as Uber and Airbnb are mere units of a burgeoning sharing economy. As self-explanatory and spectacular it sounds, it simply isn’t. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Uber especially for last-minute weekend bonanza and those who […]