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Can Puerto Rico escape disaster?

Puerto Rico’s debt saga now heads to federal court, where the struggle between Puerto Rico and its creditors will be decided.

North America Outlook for 2017 Technology and infrastructure

Can Trump’s infrastructure plan work?

President Trump campaigned on fixing America’s infrastructure so that it would be “second to none.” However, upon closer examination of the details, there are financial problems with his plan in

North America Outlook for 2017

Defunding the arts: Trump’s rhetoric of fiscal responsibility

The 2018 budget proposal, which advises to do away with agencies such as the NEA and NEH, could be met by growing bipartisan opposition.

Natural resources and energy North America

Both America’s left and right have failed on environmental legislation

The United States needs a balanced, consistent approach to environmental policy making, not one prone to U-turns every election cycle.

Economics North America Technology and infrastructure

Can U.S. manufacturing really become great again?

Donald Trump promised to revive U.S manufacturing. If these jobs return, and there is no guarantee they will, then certain key factors must be addressed.

Economics North America

Trump’s budget proposal: Winners, losers, and economic ramifications

President Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal has serious long and short term ramifications for the American people, economy and global stability.

Economics North America

Restructuring an island’s economy: the case of Puerto Rico

Ricardo Rosselló, the newly appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, attempts to navigate an ever-worsening fiscal crisis in the Island of Enchantment.

Economics North America

Immigrants: an economic necessity in the US

Immigrants have always been vital for economic growth – and this isn’t going to change. Trump’s policy has negative implications for all aspects of society.

Debate Corner Economics North America

Trade and Trump: the US economy in 2017

From China to TPP, Trump has vowed to put America first. In this debate, GRI asked two of its top experts: Will Trump’s protectionist stance help or hurt the US economy?

Debate Corner Economics North America

Trump’s protectionist measures will not hurt US economy in 2017

In this debate series, GRI asked what will be the impact of President Donald Trump protectionist measures. Nandini Rao argues these decisions will not hurt the US economy.