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Canadian Scientists Are Speaking Out After 9 Years of Censorship

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Canada's Minister for Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, center, who announced a change to the rules for scientists in November. (Photo: Michael Ignatieff/CC BY-ND 2.0) For nine years, federal scientists in Canada couldn't talk to the press. Show More Summary

Putin’s New Eastward Pivot

Pavel K. Baev Russia, geopolitics, Defense, Economics, China, Russia, China, Central Asia, Asia-Pacific The Russian state is a poor manager of the depressed and heavily militarized economy of this region. Over the past several years,...Show More Summary

Weak ADP Number Shows Slowing Labor Market

Today’s weaker-than-expected April ADP jobs report likely adds to the global growth worries. The US labor market has been a source of consistent strength and stability in an otherwise uncertain economic backdrop. Even as a number of...

Despite Clean Power Plan Lawsuit, Local Chambers Say Clean Energy Good for Business

Local chambers of commerce across the US say their member businesses are benefiting from clean energy — and their leaders are speaking out about how clean energy emerging is an economic driver in a video series from Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). The video series comes as the US Chamber of Commerce is […]

Saudi prince makes bold challenges to kingdom's old ways

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got a standing ovation when he visited a gathering of Saudi youth last month. Last week, after hearing about his economic plans in a meeting with religious leaders, one of the kingdom's most conservative sheikhs tweeted a smiling selfie of himself with the prince.

Wednesday assorted links

1. The fable of the bee thieves. 2. The decline of Britain’s most embarrassing names. 3. Are teens having less sex? 4. Decentralized courts and blockchains? 5. Big survey paper on the economics of education (pdf). The post Wednesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

China's rapidly ageing population is an economic ticking timebomb

China's population is the most "likely to get old long before it becomes rich" and the country's rapidly aging population could be hugely damaging to the country's economic growth, according to new research from HSBC. HSBC global economist...Show More Summary

Economic Earnings Provide Better Measure Of Performance Than Accounting Profits

Economic earnings represent the true earnings for shareholders and are very different from accounting earnings. GAAP accounting data was not originally designed for equity investors, but for debt investors. To derive economic earnings, 30+ adjustments must be made to accounting earnings. These adjustments remove items hidden in the footnotes and MD&A of annual filings and […]

Americans are saving more — and it's killing the economy

Americans are saving more money, and it's becoming a problem for economic growth. In a big note out Wednesday, Peter Hooper and the economics team at Deutsche Bank look at the recent rise in the savings rate and what it means for the...Show More Summary

These 4 things could rattle the global economy

After the darkness at the start to 2016, the world economy actually looks pretty good right now. Despite a bit of softness, US economic data has been surprising to the upside over the last couple of months. The stock market (albeit with...Show More Summary

EU Nations that Reject Migrants to be Hit with $300,000-per-Head Fine

Sounds like the European Union would rather fine their member nations than worry about their economic stability and national security after a huge influx of migrants. Photo by

Majority of Russians Believe Domestic Economic, Political Rallies Unlikely

The majority of the Russian nationals believe that mass political or economic protests are highly unlikely in Russia in the near future, a poll revealed on Wednesday.

Workshop Explores Changing Dynamics of Ag Finance

Farm Foundation, NFP, along with USDA’s Economic Research Service and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has organized a workshop that intends to explore the implications of the evolving trends regarding non-farmer investor interest in agricultural resources and the use of more diverse business organization tools by farm landowners. Show More Summary

U.S. trade deficit shrinks as goods imports hit five-year low

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - - The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in March as imports of goods tumbled to their lowest level since 2010, a potential boost to first-quarter economic growth estimates that also hints at sluggish domestic demand. Show More Summary

What the Left Can Learn From Donald Trump: Winning the Working Class Means Fixing Your Sales Pitch

Trump's policies are a nightmare, and his message is full of hate. But the Left must learn to connect like he does. Since the financial crisis of 2008-09, as economic inequality has steadily increased to historic levels and the divide...Show More Summary

Trade Deficit decreased in March to $40.4 Billion

The Department of Commerce reported:The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $40.4 billion in March, down $6.5 billion from $47.0 billion in February, revised. Show More Summary

The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation

Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar for the Canadian Association of Business Economics on the implications of the TPP. The talk touched on a wide range of concerns including copyright, privacy, culture, and digital policies. A video...Show More Summary

The Legacy of Joan Robinson

by Barkley Rosser (originally from Econospeak) The Legacy of Joan Robinson Over a week ago Joan Robinson came up in connection with the ongoing controversy over Gerald Friedman’s analysis of Bernie Sanders’s economic plan.  When criticized for apparent problems with it he declared that those who understand what he is doing are “Joan Robinson economists.”  […]

Public Protests Would 'Bury TPP Deal at the Graveyard of History'

In a recent op-ed piece for The Washington Post, US President Barack Obama noted that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would help his country lead in global trade. Analyst William Jones said the economic consequences of the initiative will be disastrous.

Four short links: 29 April 2016

AI Gym, Open Sourced Xamarin, History Mining, and Club Economics OpenAI Gym -- A toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms. It supports teaching agents everything from walking to playing games like Pong or Go. Open Xamarin -- the Xamarin tools are now all MIT-licensed, after the Microsoft acquisition. Show More Summary

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