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North America Politics

Why Democrats have the best economic vision for 2016

In this debate series, GRI asked whether the Democrats or Republicans have a less politically risk vision in the 2016 presidential election. Lawrence Katzenstein presents why the Democrats offer the

Asia Pacific Economics

Asian demographic trends a threat to growth

A number of emerging Asian countries enter a demographic dividend phase, associated with high savings, investments and growth. However, aging in Asia is occurring at a faster rate than has happened

North America Politics

Four consequences of Obama’s immigration action

The rift between Republican and Democratic characterizations of President Obama’s executive order on undocumented immigrants could hardly be wider. The actions, which were carefully announced after the midterm elections but

Economics North America

Will Schultz’s proposed tax solutions benefit the US?

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor George P. Schultz offers some common sense solutions to economic problems that beset the U.S. While most of the ideas lean toward conservative ideals, there are few

Finance North America

Could Puerto Rico default?

Puerto Rico is about to follow in the footsteps of Detroit, with few options left but declaring bankruptcy. With U.S. retirement funds relying on Puerto Rican bonds in portfolios, the