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Crash Bang Wallop by Iain Martin | Waterstones

waterstones.com — Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the financial revolution known as 'Big Bang', Crash Bang Wallop will tell the gripping story of how the changes introduced in the 1980s in the City of London transformed our world.

For Canada and Europe, now is the time for bridges, not walls

theglobeandmail.com — In turbulent political times, both in Europe and on our side of the Atlantic, headlines are too often dominated by division and disagreement, never more so than since last month's news from Britain. We are living today in possibly the most protectionist moment, in many influential parts of the world, and particularly in Western industrialized democracies.

Neue Brücken statt Hürden zwischen EU und Kanada

derstandard.at — Wir leben in unruhigen politischen Zeiten. Auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks beherrschen Streit und Uneinigkeit die Schlagzeilen, insbesondere seit dem Referendum in Großbritannien. Viele einflussreiche Länder, vor allem westliche Industrienationen, scheinen sich mehr denn je vom Protektionismus verleiten zu lassen. Umso wichtiger sind Initiativen von Regierungen zur Stärkung von Partnerschaften, die den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern beider Seiten zum Vorteil gereichen.

The new age of authoritarianism

ft.com — In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, democracy was on the march and we declared the End of History. Nearly two decades later, a neo-imperialist Russia is at war with Georgia, Communist China is proudly hosting the Olympics, and we find that, instead, we

A fine balance for Obama to strike

ft.com — American presidents sometimes give interviews in the Oval Office. On this occasion Barack Obama chooses the nearby Roosevelt room, named after Teddy Roosevelt and his distant relative Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the last American president to be

From Canada, Lessons on Revolution

nytimes.com — CALGARY, ALBERTA - Conventional wisdom has it that the Internet is dumbing us down and making politics more partisan. Sound bites are more effective than substance. The punditocracy that shapes these truisms is, needless to say, pretty certain they apply most powerfully to people in the provinces, especially those with a history of voting for the right.

looks like it is up to the Conservatives

fairduty.wordpress.com — On Friday, counterpunch published a detailed article by Murray Dobbin, concerning the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and what appears to be a fog of ignorance in the halls of our Federal Government. Dobbin writes: [The] consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble created by ... trade department officials.

An Open Letter To Canadians On The Trans-Pacific Partnership

huffingtonpost.ca — Posted: As Canada's newly appointed minister of international trade, I have spent the last two months talking to Canadians about our potential participation in the Trans‑Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. After attending public town halls, participating in over 70 meetings and round tables, and receiving feedback from thousands of Canadians who have written to me, it is clear that many feel the TPP presents significant opportunities, while others have concerns.

Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

ted.com — Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds -- and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap.

Is Jeremy Corbyn really radical about the north?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Jennifer Williams / August 28, 2015 / Leave a comment This piece was originally published in the Manchester Evening News I've stayed quiet on Jeremy Corbyn until now, mainly for a quiet life. But all good things must come to an end.
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