Worth a Look
A trade agreement nobody should want
You can safely bet that the Transatlantic Partnership Agreement (TPA) will not feature as much in the forthcoming European elections as the extradition of illegal immigrants or the (alleged) teaching of “gender theory” in French schools, even though the TPA will affect 800 million people and almost half the world’s wealth.
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Why the Minimum Wage Debate Isn’t Going to Go Away
There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a “trickle-away” recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit. For most people today, growth is happening somewhere else, for someone else. The result is a crescendo of frustration.
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7 Foods Experts Said Were Bad For Us That Turned Out To Be Healthy
In the future, when we're zipping around the biosphere on our jetpacks and eating our nutritionally complete food pellets, we won't have to worry about what foods will kill us or make us live forever. Until then, we're left to figure out which of the food headlines we should take to heart, and which should be taken with a grain of unrefined, mineral-rich sea salt.
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Why Pundits Are Already Wrong about 2015
There are two misleading memes about the next federal election that lurk just beneath the surface, barely acknowledged. The first is that the Conservatives have a lock on the 30 seats that will be added to the House of Commons in 2015 through redistribution. The second is that the emergence of Justin Trudeau means that the possibility of cooperation between the Liberals and the NDP is dead.
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