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Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson is the director of Econ Americas. Originally from New Zealand, he studies finance at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Una estatua del líder guerrillero Augusto Sandino en Managua, Nicaragua. (Jorge Mejía Peralta)

El legado dictatorial de Sandino persigue a Nicaragua

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Daniel Ortega y el FSLN exhiben la brutalidad de la guerrilla megalómana

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gig economy drivers
A full-time Uber driver in Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 22, 2016. (Canva)

Nobody Is an Employee in the Gig Economy

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The Antiquated Designation Would Straitjacket Peer-to-Peer Networks

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All three specific recommendations done by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance would harm the fintech sector. (Canva)

Crypto Innovation on the Chopping Block

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Liechtenstein, Malta Are Cryptocurrency Role Models, not the United States

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Social engineering means the prioritization of causes other than the simple bottom line of the competitive, consumer-driven market. (Pxhere)

Social Engineering the Victor in Venture-Capital Handouts

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Innovation Ecosystems, Tech Sandboxes Promote Favoritism and Social Engineering

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encryption
The rising pressure on tech companies suggests their prevailing encryption methods are a barrier. (FCPP)

Encryption Backdoor Threatens Privacy of All

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Our Privacy Is Vulnerable to Foreign Powers

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stem education
The challenge is how to promote STEM skills without wasting taxpayer funds. (Canva)

STEM Subjects Dogma Has Undermined Soft Skills

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Productive Employees Need Integrity, not just Credentials

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airbnb
You can tell how corrupt a city is by how vehemently it cracks down on the sharing economy,” said María Marty.

San Francisco’s War on Airbnb Is a War on the Free Market

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The City’s Absurd Fines, Crackdowns Show Hostility for Thrift

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Open-access financial intermediation dislodges state social services and favours savvy marketers and social-media purveyors. (Pxhere)

Crowdfunding Democratizes Finance, and That’s Okay

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The Practice Is Growing by Leaps and Bounds

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Mark Steyn Warns Debt Corroding the American Soul Investors Host Conservative Firebrand in New Orleans Mark Steyn was the keynote speaker on Sunday at the New Orleans Investment Conference in Louisiana. (Fergus Hodgson)

Mark Steyn Warns Debt Corroding the American Soul

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Investors Host Conservative Firebrand in New Orleans

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The rise of cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin, has caught the attention of central banks and financial regulators. (FCPP)

State-Backed Digital Currency Offers Nothing for Canadians

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State Digital Currencies Are Doomed to Fail

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