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US Prison Industry Benefits from Immigration Reform

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced a plan to reduce the U.S. prison population by reforming the prosecution of low-level drug offenses. America has the highest incarceration rate in the world

North America Technology and infrastructure

Amazon Acquires Paper Following CIA Contract Dispute

At the end of July, news surfaced about a lawsuit Amazon had filed against the U.S. government. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud computing division, had won a $600

Economics North America

Op-Ed: Canada’s Shift to Northern ‘Development’

Investigate Canada’s shift towards ‘Northern Development’ under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper and what it means for the North. My July 13 GRI article, Effects of Liberal Economics on

Finance North America

10 Facts about the Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

“They (outsiders) think Detroit is a dump. No respect. It’s a dump now. Detroit can’t even handle its own business? That’s sad.” — Detroit resident Everett Cottrell, 52. 1. The largest

Economics North America

Op-Ed: Liberal economics & Canada’s Aboriginals

Aboriginal issues continue to shape the national debate in Canada. Like many other states with an aboriginal community, Canada’s relationship continues to be rife with mistrust, lack of direction, and

Economics North America

ULA Woes Increase Competition in U.S. Launch Industry

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into unfair trade practices on the part of United Launch Alliance (ULA)—a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that

Economics North America

Immigration Reform Will Produce Economic Benefits

As the U.S. Senate debates immigration reform, much of the public discourse has concerned the economic implications of such a sweeping new law. While moral and cultural issues are important

Finance North America

Convexity Hedging Increases Risk in US Markets

If you have been watching the yield curve for U.S. treasuries, you will have noticed a rise in interest rates pretty much across the board. As Treasury yields go north,

North America Security

Peña Nieto Policies to Change Mexican-US War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths. Enrique Peña Nieto has announced a new strategy for Mexico focusing on civilian protection. Since the 1980s, when the United