Analysis

If students are too young and impressionable to take on loans, politicos shouldn’t promote state-sponsored loans. (Canva)

A Solution to Student-Loan Crisis: No More Risk-Free Loans

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Privatize All Programs to Immediately Stop The Bleeding

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The real-estate sector contend their own downturn is, in effect, everyone’s downturn. (Orygun)

Canadians Abandon Ownership Thanks to Mortgage Restrictions

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Fall in Housing Activity Is Fomenting Economic Hardship

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Fines are one way to bend internet firms, along with broader interpretation and enforcement of hate-speech legislation. (stevepb)

Digital Charter Is Trojan Horse for Censorship

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Safety Protections Is Already Limiting Legitimate Discussions

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digital gdp
GDP measurements will need tweaking to account for a new economic era. (FCPP)

Old-School Stats Neglect Digital Economy

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Economic Innovation Has Heightened, Migrated Online

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Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) Building in Washington. (Cliff)

IRS Silence on Cryptocurrencies Is Deafening

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Lack of Clarity Reveals Vulnerability, Invites Mass Noncompliance

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Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver municipal governments have passed laws to limit Airbnb that are de facto bans. (FCPP)

Suppress Airbnb, Expect a Black Market

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Peer-to-Peer Platforms Bring More Resources to Market

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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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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

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Complicated Regulations Fuel the Underground Economy and Corruption

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