Canada Says No to Austerity

October 21st, 2015
in Op Ed

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

With the election results in Canada from last week-end I wondered how a Liberal that promised to increase the public deficit wound up as premier.

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Turkey is Buying Its Way into the EU with a Deal that Won't Solve the Refugee Crisis

October 21st, 2015
in Op Ed

by Durukan Kuzu, The Conversation

The EU has struck a deal with Turkey designed to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Europe. It offers Turkey a multi-billion euro aid package to handle refugees and take back refugees who entered the EU from Turkish territory, eventually giving them a legal right to settle and work.

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China’s Japan-Bashing

October 19th, 2015
in Op Ed

by John West, Asian Century Institute

China's Japan-bashing only started after the Tiananmen Square incident. But it will be difficult to turn off any time soon, argues John West.

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Why is this Man Laughing?

October 18th, 2015
in Op Ed

What austerity costs you and your family

by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell,

Here is the face of austerity:

President Obama is now on track to reduce federal deficit to $0.00

President Obama has reduced the annual federal budget deficit by a full seventy percent since he inherited a $1.4 trillion annual shortfall from his successor George W Bush.

And with the race of reduction now accelerating, there is now every reason to believe that Obama can reduce the annual deficit all the way to zero for his final budget before leaving office.

This would make him the first U.S. President to eliminate the federal deficit since Bill Clinton.

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Saudi Arabia Doesn’t ‘Do’ Refugees – It’s Time to Change That

October 16th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Julie M. Norman, The Conversation

As the Syrian refugee crisis has garnered global attention in recent weeks, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have faced increasing criticism, from sources both domestic and international, for failing to open their borders to those displaced by the conflict.

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