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Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson is director of Econ Americas. He has completed an MBA in finance (Rice University), a BA in economics (Boston University), and CFA Level I. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

caplan against universities
Bryan Caplan of George Mason University writes on what he finds interesting and important. The magnitude of taxpayer subsidies make the latter definitely the case for higher education. (Bryan Caplan)

How Universities Get Away with Teaching So Little

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Bryan Caplan: Signaling Offsets Lack of Human Capital

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The ease of tax compliance is a major consideration for international investors. (FCPP)

Tax Compliance Is Killing Canada’s Competitiveness

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Locals Are Losing Confidence in Their Own Economy for Investment

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With so much sensitive data floating around, private companies are also abusing it. (FCPP)

How to Protect Privacy in a Cashless Economy

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Canadian Legislators Have Acknowledged the Value of Privacy

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central banks challenge
Central banks face a conundrum: for survival, they have little choice but to enter the digital-currency race. (FCPP)

Central Bankers Need to Learn to Code

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They Are No Longer the Only Game in Town

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is campaigning aggressively and counting on the public sector for support. (@RachelNotley)

What Control Freaks Did to Alberta

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Sheila Gunn Reid Unloads Rachel Notley’s Record before Election

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No podemos ignorar el problema y esperar que desaparezca. (Andrés Gerlotti)

Seis lecciones que nos deja la distopía venezolana

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Mantener la división de poderes y cortar al socialismo de raíz son clave

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Rather than focus on money-laundering laws, British Columbia should get its own house in order. (Voyager)

The Hidden Cost of a Money-Laundering Crackdown

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Complicated Regulations Fuel the Underground Economy and Corruption

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fintech
Two major trends are facilitating the transition to classical-liberal limited government. (Pxhere)

How the Fintech Revolution Could Liberate Us

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The Welfare State Will Lose to Competitive Governance

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Many higher-education students graduate with unpayable, crippling student debt. (Canva)

Student Loans Are Exploitation in Disguise

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Universities Enjoy Taxpayer Largess through Irresponsible Loan Disbursement

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In the face of mounting living costs and rising debts, savvy employers will let labor providers cash out their compensation as soon as they wish. (TOrange)

Real-Time Pay: A Boon for Workers

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Immediate Compensation Is Set to More Than Quadruple over the Next Five Years

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