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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.

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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jerome powell audit fed
Jerome Powell speaking at Catholic University Law about "Audit the Fed." (Federal Reserve)

The Fed Needs Its Wings Clipped

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Trump Points to the Cause of Economic Instability

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protests against uber
Taxi drivers block streets during a protest against Uber in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Apr. 20, 2016. On top of protests, taxi cartels have resorted to vandalism to protect their market. (Wikimedia)

Argentina Uber Vandals Are Just That: Vandals

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Taxi Cartels Are Like the Mafia Defending its Territory

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nicolás maduro
Nicolás Maduro assuming office as president of Venezuela. (Wikimedia)

Venezuelan Regime Deploys Cryptocurrency to Evade US Sanctions

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Nicolás Maduro Expands ‘Petro’ Implementation in October

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Maxime Bernier
Many are leaving the established parties to participate in the construction and direction of the PPC. (@PeoplesPCA)

People’s Party the Choice for Healthy Canada-US Relations

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Classical-Liberal Maxime Bernier Offers Alternative to Anti-Trump Grandstanding

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