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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

Finance North America

Apple fall afoul of U.S Corporate Tax Code

Apple’s refusal to engage with politics in Washington has cost them an embarrassing news cycle. Investors should pay attention to tech companies’ political influence as the industry experiences growing regulatory pains.

Economics North America

The Myth of the U.S as Petrostate

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson argues that the U.S. will not achieve an export boost from shale gas, as domestic demand is rising faster than production. Christopher is an expert on

North America Politics South and Central Asia

Flourishing US-Russia economic ties over political rifts?

The U.S and Russia are pursuing economic ties as Moscow finally joins the WTO and political rifts are put aside. Last year, following eighteen years of harsh negotiations, Russia finally

Natural resources and energy North America

Canada’s Tar Sand Foreign Policy Stifles Manufacturing

Canada’s  over-reliance on raw commodity exports, notably the tar sands, has weakened its economy and stifled a struggling manufacturing sector. In the past few years Canada’s foreign policy has shifted

Economics North America

Global imbalances put pressure on the Dollar

Trade imbalances put the Dollar at risk, at state of affairs that is overdue for a correction, as China matures and the U.S reins in consumption. Perhaps the most fundamental

Economics North America

Mexico at emerging markets’ frontier

Mexico is undergoing dramatic changes with long term benefits for its citizens and the global community; placing Mexico as a leader among emerging markets. Kidnappings. Heinous torture and brutal beheadings.