Category Archives: trade

Time for Afro-Caribbeans to play the long game and leave the #Caribbean

I was born in the Caribbean, so its difficult to say this but it may be time for Afro-Caribbeans to abandon this European outpost in the armpit of the Atlantic. It is easy to put aside nostalgic feelings about the … Continue reading

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A #smartcity is a hub for smart #trade

Talks for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement took place last week. A trade agreement that is a quarter of a century old needs to catch up with today’s new platforms for global trade.  Cities play a role in … Continue reading

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What are Democrats doing to increase political market share?

The past six months of negative press for President Trump should provide Democrats with an opportunity to reduce Mr Trump’s electoral base, but if that opportunity exists, I don’t see Democrats taking advantage of it, not just yet anyway. A … Continue reading

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Are Democrats and Republicans distracted from keeping America an investment haven?

It appears, at least from the commentary in more centrist media, that the Republican Party has allowed an amateur to take over the White House. Trump appears to have blown the first two years worth of political capital in six … Continue reading

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Artificial barriers and government are the sources of poor trade

The New York Times’ Eduardo Porter wrote a scathing review of Donald Trump’s trade policy as it relates to steel production, arguing that the President’s policy could lead to retaliation and higher prices for steel imports. Mr. Porter would like … Continue reading

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Congress nudges FCC back to its primary mission

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve S.J. Res 34, a resolution that invalidates privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last December. The rules imposed common carrier privacy restrictions on broadband providers. Opponents of the Commission’s … Continue reading

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On the lighter side: No, Beyonce’. Girls don’t run the world.

Bond holders, commodities traders, and currency traders run the world. Investment and central banks ensure that the aforementioned traders can extend their investments around the world. Government’s role is to protect them and ensure that they thrive because without them, … Continue reading

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Two sets of people. Those with capital and those without

Chrystia Freeland of Reuters lays out a description of how trade and technology are impacting the labor market in the U.S. Estimated job loss at 15-20% as a result of trade with technology hollowing out what used to be middle … Continue reading

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