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Is Stagflation Coming?

Is Stagflation Coming?

Lost in the debate over whether today's ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies will trigger painful inflation is the broader risk posed by potential negative supply shocks. From trade wars and de-globalization to aging populations and populist politics, there is no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon.
TIMELINE: How Strike Actions Over Hardship, Frustration Are Becoming New Normal Under Buhari’s Government

TIMELINE: How Strike Actions Over Hardship, Frustration Are Becoming New Normal...

President Muhammadu Buhari Industrial actions appear to have become the new normal under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.  In 2020, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on over 9 months strike which was eventually called off in December. President Muhammadu Buhari One would expect that the Buhari-led government would put in place measures…
‘Thrown under the bus’: Jones unleashes

‘Thrown under the bus’: Jones unleashes

RADIO shock jock fan Alan Jones unleashed on both sides of politics on Q&A last night — and came out in defence of Brexit.
The Lost Worlds of Edward Said

The Lost Worlds of Edward Said

Exiles often have conflicting feelings about their adoptive society, and Edward Said was no exception. As a Palestinian in the United States, he recognized the country’s pervasive racism and violence, but he also knew its educational system made his career as a renowned and prosperous thinker possible. His life was indeed filled with paradoxes and…
Politics played no role in selection of Kanata postal code as COVID hot spot

Politics played no role in selection of Kanata postal code as...

Politics did not play a role in the designation of a Kanata-area neighbourhood as a provincial COVID-19 hot spot, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Tuesday. “There was absolutely no political motivation, whatsoever,” Elliott said in response to a question during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. The area with the postal code K2V, which is in…
Vaccine mandates: Colleges juggle ethics and enrollment dilemmas

Vaccine mandates: Colleges juggle ethics and enrollment dilemmas

Ethics and politics are debated as COVID-19 vaccination is required by a growing number of U.S. colleges for the fall semester.
Corporations Struggle to Back Voting Rights and Protect the Bottom Line

Corporations Struggle to Back Voting Rights and Protect the Bottom Line

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. The task is inherently impossible. If anyone has figured out how to position a corporation as a socially conscious neighbor who still chases profit while keeping useful lawmakers close…
Udhayanidhi Stalin points out factual mistake in Mari Selvaraj’s ‘Karnan’

Udhayanidhi Stalin points out factual mistake in Mari Selvaraj’s ‘Karnan’

Udhayanidhi Stalin the grandson of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and the son of the current DMK head M.K. Stalin has also entered politics by contesting from the Chepauk c
My Government Not Elected To Pay Salaries Alone —El-Rufai

My Government Not Elected To Pay Salaries Alone —El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai The Kaduna State government has stated that its primary responsibility is to develop the state, not just to pay the salaries of public servants.  This follows the recent announcement that it is downsizing its workforce because the public finances have been severely stretched by the higher wage bills at a…
UK steel plants risk closure on Greensill fallout, says minister

UK steel plants risk closure on Greensill fallout, says minister

LONDON, April 13 — Liberty Steel could shut some of its dozen UK plants following the collapse of main financial backer Greensill, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said today, in a saga engulfing UK politics. The collapse last month of British...

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Four former Civic Party politicians facing national security charges over their involvement in last year’s Legco primaries have made a public call for the dissolution of the pro-democracy party – saying it has already completed its historic mission. Former lawmakers Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki, Jeremy Tam – who are all on remand – and district…
Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

Few Americans Who Identify As Independent Are Actually Independent. That’s Really Bad For Politics.

If you’ve ever been in a conversation about politics, you’ve probably heard someone say, “I don’t like either party” or “Politics is just so ugly these days.” That person also may have claimed not to identify as a Democrat or a Republican but as an independent instead. Today, that person is pretty representative of how…
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Is Stagflation Coming?

Is Stagflation Coming?

Lost in the debate over whether today's ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies will trigger painful inflation is the broader risk posed by potential negative supply shocks. From trade wars and de-globalization to aging populations and populist politics, there is no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon.