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Economics North America

A big financial mistake: The economic implications of repealing DACA

President Donald Trump has moved toward repealing the DACA law in order to fulfill a promise to the base that elected him in 2016.

Economics North America

Labor shortage in the United States becoming an increasingly dire issue

Currently, the United States is facing a severe skilled and unskilled worker shortage that has long and short-term economic implications.

Economics Europe

Italy’s banking dilemma: Improving, but still needing help

Italy’s banking industry has gone through a recent rough period. But with an infusion of new funds and a call for much needed reforms, there may be a chance that there will be improvement.

Finance North America

Activist investors: More harm than good

The role of activist investors in American boardrooms has grown in recent years. But the dilemma is whether they make a positive impact on a company or do more harm than good.

Economics International

Universal basic income: Can it work?

The fear of rising unemployment has many economists and policymakers worried how a displaced labor force will survive on income alone.

Asia Pacific Finance

Banking reform in China: Too little, too late?

China’s economic expansion requires a responsive and responsible banking system to keep money flowing. This means financial reform in how China does business or else face severe financial implications having

Asia Pacific Finance

Shadow banking in China: the potential for financial domino effect

Limits in acquiring capital push Chinese firms to rely on shadow banking, in turn finding a large and willing customer base, risking China’s stability.

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s debt situation: The next possible financial crisis?

China’s debt situation is not only growing in size, but also at a rate that economists and policy analysts feel is difficult to sustain.

North America Politics

The unions’ dilemma in the US: Membership vs leadership

America’s unions and its leadership have been divided for some time and it has resulted in the election of a president who has furthered the division.

Economics North America

The potentially problematic nature of Trump’s tax plan

Upon closer examination of Trump’s recently released tax proposal, certain groups will benefit, while others may suffer economic harm.