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Ebrahim Harvey | Ramaphosa delivers same old lies at ANC policy conference on moribund NDR

President Cyril Ramaphosa For Cyril Ramaphosa, repeatedly invoking the National Democratic Revolution (NDR), during a speech at the ANC political conference, in relation to economic, social and public policies, is to reflect ignorance and confusion immense and pitiful, written Ebrahim Harvey. I watched President Cyril Ramaphosa address the crisis-ridden African National Congress policy conference on […]

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Eight key takeaways from the ANC’s National Policy Co…

The National Policy Conference, attended by just over 2,000 delegates, saw the party delve into issues that will be discussed again at its end-of-year national convention with the intention of the party developing final recommendations. Nationalization of the SARB The ANC reaffirmed its position that the South African Reserve Bank should be nationalized at a […]

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No major new thinking to come from ANC policy conference despite economic challenges: Booysen – SABC News

The ANC’s National Policy Conference was meant to engage in “major new thinking” on the back of the economic, socio-economic and fiscal issues, among others, facing the country. That’s according to policy analyst Susan Booysen, who says that in reviewing the policy discussion papers, it’s evident that no major policy shifts to address these challenges […]

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One Hundred Years of Irish Language Policy 1922-2022 by John Walsh – The Irish Times

One Hundred Years of Irish Language Policy 1922-2022 Author: John Walsh ISBN-13: 978-1789978926 Editor: Peter Lang Guide price: 30 € It seems extraordinary that this is the first in-depth study of Irish language policy since the founding of the Irish Free State in 1922. Given that Irish has been taught with varying degrees of enthusiasm […]

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Acting police chief adds cold case priorities to policy manual

By Katy St. Clair Acting Seaside Police Chief Nick Borges announced that his department will adopt a progressive and targeted policy to honor those killed at Seaside by rigorously investigating cold cases. Titled “Policy 601”, it states that cold cases are a priority and establishes guidelines and requirements for monitoring them. Policy requires a sergeant […]

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San Jose Affordable Housing Policy Delayed

Affordable housing is a rare find in Silicon Valley, but a policy could make it more accessible – if it ever comes to city council. The Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, or COPA, is a policy that would give qualified nonprofits the right to bid on residential property and maintain more affordable housing in the […]

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Silicon Valley water agency faces backlash over vaccine policy

Officials at Santa Clara County’s largest water supplier are on the defensive after a whistleblower publicly accused the agency of retaliating against unvaccinated employees for COVID-19. An anonymous whistleblower calling himself “John Public” commented at a June 28 Valley Water meeting and posted a video on YouTube, which is no longer available, claiming the district’s […]

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Some thoughts on land policy – OPINION

Some thoughts on land policy – OPINION | Policyweb OPINION Some thoughts on land policy Terence Corrigan | July 22, 2022 Terence Corrigan responds to Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s article on ‘The Freedom Charter and the Land Question’ The Freedom Charter retains an intense emotional grip on many South Africans, often presented as something of an arbiter […]

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Rishi Sunak backs Rwanda’s asylum policy, calls ‘common sense’ Thatcherite – live

Hello. Liz Trussthe Foreign Secretary, is now the favorite in the contest to be the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister and she has just given her first real campaign broadcast interview, to Nick Robinson on the Today programme. The main divide between Truss and Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor and the only other remaining […]

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The net foreign position of the United States

The End of Privilege: A Reexamination of the U.S. Net Foreign Position A country’s net international position measures the value of all assets that residents own abroad minus the value of assets that foreigners own in the country. This is an important statistic because all other things being equal, a higher net international position means […]

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Solving Australia’s Energy Crisis – Policy Forum

To deal with its energy crisis, Australia could protect its energy market from global disruptions, facilitate fuel switching, invest in storage and protect consumers, writes Roc Shi. On June 15 this year, the Australian Energy Market Operation (AEMO) made history by suspended the national electricity market (NMS). He explained that price caps in the market, […]

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EM Gutsy policy moves keep coming

By Natalia GurushinaChief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Emerging markets continue to offer bold policy moves, but not all of them are positive (like the oversized rate hike in Hungary). Poland’s below-consensus policy rate hike puts it further behind the curve. Increase in EM tariffs The morning title on the Central Bank of the Philippines […]

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Why Sri Lanka’s economic policy trajectory needs to change

After all these disastrous policy choices, what would be a real course correction that alleviates people’s suffering? – Photo by Ruwan Walpola The Sri Lankan elite has missed many opportunities to reduce the severity of the current economic crisis. He ignored calls to invest in food production […]

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Productivist politics could unite the American right and left

A new economic paradigm becomes truly established when even its would-be opponents begin to see the world through its lens. At its peak, the Keynesian welfare state received as much support from conservative politicians as from those on the left. In the United States, Republican Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon fully embraced the core […]

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Little public support for policy change on fracking – study – DRILL OR DROP?

As the government considers the future of hydraulic fracturing in England, a new study revealed little support for policy change. Activists outside the Cuadrilla shale gas site in Preston New Road near Blackpool, August 26, 2019. Photo: used with permission of owner The shale gas industry and its supporters have called for the lifting of […]

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DDA holds public meetings to dispel doubts about land pooling policy

To answer questions from the public and dispel doubts about the land-pooling policy, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has held public meetings in the villages of Tigipur and Mohammadpur-Ramzanpur here, according to an official statement issued on Wednesday. Issues regarding the land pooling policy, proposed amendments, consortium formation arrangements, External Development Charge (EDC) issue, […]

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Bank Negara set to raise interest rate again, Moody’s says

At its third MPC meeting in May, the central bank raised the OPR by 25 basis points to 2.00%. — Photo by Yusof Mat Isa Monday, July 04, 2022 12:07 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to raise its overnight rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bps) to […]

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DeepMind’s AI develops popular policy for distributing public money

DeepMind researchers have trained an AI system to find a popular policy for distributing public funds in an online game – but they also warn against ‘AI government’ Technology July 4, 2022 By Jeremy Hsu Could artificial intelligence make better funding decisions than senators? Walter Bibikow/Getty Images A “democratic” AI system learned to develop the […]

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The BNM is about to raise its key rate again, according to Moody’s

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to raise its key overnight rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.25% at the fourth monetary policy meeting (MPC) of the year expected this week, according to Moody’s Analytics. In its Monday (July 4th) report, the research firm also noted that the country’s […]

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San Jose Nixes’ ‘obviously racist’ policy to ban Lowrider cruise

Growing up in San Jose, council member Raul Peralez found himself sitting on a sidewalk while police searched his car — dozens of times. His offence? Driving slowly in his forest green 1965 Impala Super Sport lowrider as a person of color. “I was often told (by officers) that because of the car I was […]

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Progressives will write political screeds. Jinggoy, Robin, Bong will do the real thing

WITH at least five political progressives in the Senate (if four more had managed to score victories in addition to Senator Hontiveros), we would surely see a sea change in the direction and direction of Philippine legislation in the upper house, which will engages in policy development with the House of Representatives. And it will […]

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Expenditure effects of budget transfers in the event of a pandemic

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments around the world have used direct transfers to households to generate fiscal stimulus. Similar policies had already been used during the 2001 recession and during the global crisis, where they proved effective in stimulating household spending (Johnson et al. 2006, Parker et al. 2013). However, the recession […]

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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Maine policy barring students in a student aid program from using their aid to attend ‘sectarian’ schools

The The Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 on Tuesday that Maine’s regulation prohibiting students in a student aid program from using their funds to attend “cult” schools violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. “Regardless of how the benefit and restriction are described, the program works to identify and exclude otherwise eligible […]

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Statement by Luise Amtsberg, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, on the occasion of World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, I first look with gratitude at the enormous willingness to help and the multifaceted commitment shown across the country as many Ukrainians arrive here. Fleeing Putin’s ruthless war of aggression, they find a safe home in Germany. This cannot hide the fact that the number of refugees is increasing every year. […]

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The role of fiscal policy in fighting inflation

Macroeconomic policy is divided between monetary policy, controlled by the Federal Reserve Board, and fiscal policy, controlled by Congress and the Administration. When formulating fiscal policies, the government can change (a) public spending, (b) taxes, and (c) transfer payments. Taxation, of course, is well understood, but the distinction between government spending and transfer payments may […]

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Opinion – Appropriate land reform policy promotes economic transformation

Josef Kefas Sheehama It has been stated that land is the main source of inequality in contemporary society and in this respect Namibia is no different. The concept of willing seller, willing buyer is a policy adopted by the Namibian government whereby those who owned land could sell it of their own accord to those […]

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Policy change means form notes can be issued to patients by pharmacists

June 14, 2022 Consumer New legislation coming into force on July 1, 2022 means that pharmacists in specific settings, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists can write and administer form notes to patients when they have been absent from work for seven days or more . The change comes after discussions within government to reduce the […]

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NOTICE | Terence Corrigan: “the priest’s egg” of ANC land policy

Terence Corrigan writes that the ANC policy document makes clear that expropriation without compensation remains on the agenda, but there are other areas where there appears to be a shift, such as the recognition of title deeds. The expression “the priest’s egg” goes back to an anecdote about a young cleric – the priest – […]

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Political foundations of the budget

Representative image. Photo: Pakistan Institute of Management website THE annual budget is not only a statement of revenue, expenditure, budget deficit and public borrowing, but also a powerful tool for the efficient allocation and use of resources, an equitable distribution of income and a signal to the private sector. on the direction of the economy. […]

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Cabinet reviewed price control policy on inflation – Osafo Marfo

Osafo Marfo Lace Senior Presidential Adviser Yaw Osafo Marfo revealed that the cabinet is considering the possible introduction of a price control policy to curb soaring food and goods prices in the country. Price controls are economic policies imposed by governments that set minimums (floors) and maximums (ceilings) for the prices of goods and services […]

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Czech farmers protest against new small farm subsidy policy – ​​EURACTIV.com

Around 2,000 farmers gathered in Prague on Wednesday to protest the Czech government’s new policy of subsidies for small farmers, which they say will disrupt Czechia’s ability to produce food. The demonstration on Wednesday June 8 was called by the Chamber of Agriculture, the Union of Farmers and trade unions. After a morning meeting, they […]

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The project adopts the national policy for subsistence mining

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has published the draft Resolution adopting the “National Policy for Subsistence Mining“, aimed at subsistence miners and other actors who may be linked to the implementation of this policy. The vision of the policy is that subsistence mining in Colombia will be, by 2030, organized, respecting the parameters of […]

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Foreign policy dilemmas for the South in the face of rising poverty – The Island

By Dr Laksiri Fernando Although the federal election was held on Saturday, May 21, Saturday. people had the ability to vote by mail before. Even on Election Day, the Election Commission allowed people to vote by telephone. In Australia, as in 20 other countries, voting is compulsory. In addition to the “right to vote”, these […]

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Is fiscal policy fairer? – Econlib

Jesse Horwitz recently asked me if there would be better distributional effects by using fiscal policy rather than monetary policy as a stabilization tool. The intuition is that monetary policy involves the purchase of financial assets while fiscal policy can directly provide money to the public. I don’t see any significant distributional differences, and I […]

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Zimbabwe: Western sanctions policy is insane – Russian official

The Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ms Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko, who arrives in the country today for a three-day official visit, has described the Western sanctions policy as thoughtless. Ms Matvienko is expected to have high-level meetings and engagements with President Mnangagwa and other heads of national […]

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Musk clarifies Tesla’s updated work-from-home policy in follow-up email sent to employees

Elon Musk sent a second email to Tesla employees, clarifying a communication he sent to company executives in which he said they would no longer be allowed to work from home and would have to be on the spot. Earlier today, Teslarati reported Musk’s internal email to Tesla executives, which stated that they would no […]

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Western sanctions policy is foolish: Russian official

the herald Gibson Nyikadzino Herald correspondent The Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ms Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko, who arrives in the country today for a three-day official visit, has described the Western sanctions policy as thoughtless. Ms Matvienko is expected to have high-level meetings and engagements with President […]

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ANC policy papers address key issues facing agriculture and land reform in South Africa

The last policy discussion paper published by the African National Congress (ANC) presents a positive change from the ambiguous agricultural policy that the South African ruling party has maintained in the recent past. The latest document addresses the major issues which, if implemented relentlessly, would drive the growth of the sector in a way that […]

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Following UK oil windfall tax, investors should prepare for political headwinds

Khanchit Khirisutchalual/iStock via Getty Images On Thursday, the UK announced plans to introduce a one-off 25% levy, on top of a complex system of taxes and levies that already charges producers 62-81% of pre-tax profits. While most major oil companies have limited exposure to the British North Sea, increased political interference in other countries could […]

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Senator Pouliot: Tax policy is really in the eye of the beholder

One of the major achievements of Republicans during the second regular session of Maine’s 130th Legislature was the planned return of hard-earned taxpayer dollars to Maine residents, which is expected to begin arriving in June. This “Give it Back” initiative is one our caucus has been working on for the past 18 months, as we […]

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Understanding the global rise in inflation

A salient feature of the ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 recession is its lopsided nature. Around the world, demand for goods is buoyant, while demand for contact-intensive services is weak (Chart 1). Considering that goods are generally traded between countries while most services are not, the global economy is indeed experiencing a significant reallocation of […]

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ANC policy documents reveal how the party failed to…

The ANC has released discussion papers ahead of its policy conference scheduled for July. They detail how the party failed to implement some of its key economic policies, which led the country to face further downgrades by the rating agencies. “As we approach the Policy Conference and the National Conference later this year, the ANC […]

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The impact of the war in Ukraine on trade policy

The war in Ukraine will change the world in many ways. A change that deserves more attention is its impact on trade policy and therefore altering trade flows and creating trade opportunities. The evolution of the content of Western sanctions is followed on our Notes on Sanctions pages. In this note, we will look at […]

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NOTICE | Political graveyard – where SA politicians go to die

South Africa has a poor record of policy implementation. Policy failure is due to “policy surf,” which is characterized by continuous replacements of policies due to a variety of factors. Ultimately, to ensure policy implementation, the goal should be to have policies encoded in law. Few would deny that South Africa is both policy-rich and […]

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ANC policy papers wishlist may still change…

While the ANC’s policy conference at the end of June this year is officially about the battle of political ideas, there are already strong indications that the competition or competitions for power will eclipse debates around ideology and achievement. And yet, the policy documents released by the party ahead of its conference are important, as […]

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US businesses damaged by China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy

Comment Beijing’s ongoing “zero-COVID” campaign is slowing both the Chinese and global economy, causing supply chain disruptions felt around the world. The harsh pandemic measures are also hurting American businesses by China. “Conditions in China are such that we have virtually no ability to predict our performance in China in the second half. of the […]

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South Africa’s political graveyard – where the politicians go…

Few would dispute the claim that South Africa is both policy-rich and implementation-poor. If there is a political graveyard located somewhere in the country, it would be littered with well-written but otherwise poorly implemented policies. Moreover, it would not be uncommon to find that most of these policies were buried without proper autopsies having been […]

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Letter to the Editor: A Call for the Expansion of the Sunday Hunting Policy | Life

Submitted May 16, 2022. In Pennsylvania, a state renowned for its natural beauty, life is vibrant: our forests are lush, our waterways plentiful, our wildlife diverse. Where do we fit as humans in this picture? The answer has changed over time – and it should continue to evolve. Namely, by expanding Sunday hunting opportunities, we […]

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South Africa: Opinion – Political graveyard – Where politicians go to die

Few would dispute the claim that South Africa is both policy-rich and implementation-poor. If there is a political graveyard located somewhere in the country, it would be littered with well-written but otherwise poorly implemented policies. Moreover, it would not be uncommon to find that most of these policies were buried without proper autopsies having been […]

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Penalties and exchange rates

Despite a growing number of sanctions imposed on the Russian economy since its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the ruble has appreciated to regain its pre-war level. This column argues that the prevalence of import sanctions over exports and financial repression imposed in Russia, which depressed local demand for foreign currency, drove the appreciation. […]

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Taxation and politics

Sir, We learned again last week from the CSO’s Income and Living Standards Survey that the poverty rate continues to fall, the at-risk-of-poverty rate continues to fall, and the median disposable income of households increases. Taxes on employment, especially very high taxes on high earners, combine with our welfare system to provide the most redistributive […]

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Trade policy cannot solve the problem of inequality in the United States

A political instrument, a political objective. Or at least no more targets than there are instruments. Economists have known this for a long time: the great Dutch scholar Jan Tinbergen, co-winner of the first Nobel Prize in economics, pointed it out more than half a century ago. But try telling that to U.S. trade policymakers. […]

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The main risk of recession comes from the lax policy of the ECB

The reasons for the European Central Bank to raise interest rates now to counter rising inflation are overwhelming. The arguments against prompt action are largely invalid. Raising rates today would have a much weaker restraining effect than doing nothing and letting inflation thrive. The main risk of recession does not come from the rise in […]

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ON-POINT: The balanced regional development policy of the administration YoonActualités

It’s time for On-Point, where we connect with experts to dive deeper into some of the key issues in the spotlight right now. Key figures from the new Yoon administration stressed that the new government’s top priority is to improve the quality of life for South Korean citizens who are still grappling with the impact […]

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Smithsonian Establishes Groundbreaking Ethical Returns Policy

The Smithsonian Institution today announced a new policy under which individual museums operating under its auspices may return to their rightful owners objects that have been looted or unethically acquired without first seeking approval. of the umbrella organization, the New York Times reports. Officials at the Washington, DC, institution noted that the policy, which went […]

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Letter – Pending Refined Resettlement Policy

Alvenus F. Dreyer Learning from the media that Namibia’s fine-tuned resettlement policy will be ready by mid-2022 has revived new hopes and expectations. According to this particular policy – which is currently under review – its purpose is to take corrective action. A corrective action is an action to resolve existing nonconformities and prevent their […]

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Redrawing Papua New Guinea’s electoral boundaries

After more than four decades of inaction, Papua New Guinea’s electoral boundaries don’t match the people, but political interests are preventing much-needed change, writes Benjamin Raue. In less than two months, voters in the largest country in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea (PNG), will head to the polls to have their say on who should […]

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Ministry of Commerce: No policy on cryptomining

While a review of legislative and policy frameworks to determine the possibilities of a cryptocurrency sector in Trinidad and Tobago is underway, there is currently no government policy on cryptomining. The clarification comes from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, following an announcement by ANSA McAL Group on its proposed Bitcoin mining farm, Trinimine, at […]

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Court rules UK nursing homes’ COVID-19 policy was unlawful

LONDON — A British court ruled on Wednesday that the government’s decision to send hospital patients back to nursing homes without testing them for COVID-19, which led to thousands of deaths early in the pandemic, was illegal. Two High Court judges said the March and April 2020 policy was unlawful because it failed to take […]

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Editorial: Gasoline Subsidy Policy Proves Japanese Government’s Fixation on Summer Elections

The Japanese government has crafted a policy response to the soaring cost of living and added more than 6 trillion yen (about $46.9 billion) to the budget to cover it. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated rising prices for fuel, food and other items, so people […]

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Yoon and South Korea’s Foreign Policy: Switching Between Strategic Ambiguity and Strategic Clarity

Normal operations of Ukrposhta, Ukraine’s national postal service, came to an abrupt halt at dawn on February 24 when the first Russian bombs and missiles hit Ukraine. On the morning of the war, Igor Smelyansky, the CEO of Ukrposhta, went to his office after being woken up by phone calls. He took his computer and […]

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OPINION – John Lee post-nomination policy directions and reforms

Although John Lee secured 786 nominations out of the 1,452 members of the Election Committee (EC) on April 13 and is set to become the next chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), his quest a high degree of legitimacy has just begun, which means that he must design his political platform […]

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The political agenda for older women (B): careers, care and pensions

The powerful potential of older women © Alex Rotas Around the world, we need a more ambitious and holistic women’s political agenda. An approach that incorporates all phases and roles of women’s lives – and recognizes the growing ranks and particular challenges of older women. It means accepting the interdependencies between three issues, usually treated […]

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Reviews | The recently launched social protection policy is a disappointment

Rinaani Musutua Namibia’s largest grain processor, Namib Mills, has confirmed increases from April 25 for wheat flour, pasta, bread, rice, maize flour, instant porridge and sugar. This is happening alongside a tripling of the price of cooking oil and sharp increases in the price of gasoline, which will drive further increases in food items. Rising […]

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Tackling the Inequality Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific

COVID-19 has exposed a pandemic of inequality in Asia and the Pacific, a region with the world’s fastest growing economies, but also half of the world’s poor, writes Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana. After two years of human devastation, the world is learning to live with COVID-19 while trying to balance public health protection and livelihoods. For […]

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The recently launched social protection policy is a disappointment

By BIG Coalition of Namibia. The largest grain processing company, Namib Mills, confirmed an increase from April 25 in wheat flour, pasta, bread, rice, corn flour, instant porridge and sugar. This is happening alongside a tripling in the price of cooking oil and sharp increases in the price of gasoline, leading to further increases for […]

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Top Income Inequality and Tax Policy – Institute For Fiscal Studies

Concerns about how much the “rich” earn, the activities from which they come, and how much tax is paid on that income are at the heart of debates about inequality. This is partly because the share of income going to the top of the income distribution has increased and is now much higher than in […]

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Can the protests lead to meaningful changes in government policy, particularly around economic redistribution?

In May 2020, an African-American man named George Floyd was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes during a routine arrest. The brutality of the event and others like it sparked a series of protests against racism and police brutality, and calls for distributive justice as part of the […]

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To charge electric vehicles, our policy is to use green energy: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari said that the Center’s policy to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India is to use green energy, especially solar energy. See the pictures Gadkari was responding to India’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure development hubs policy. During ‘Question Time’ in Parliament today, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Centre’s […]

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Climate policy must be inclusive to succeed – PRIO Blogs

Climate justice is essential if we are to succeed in preventing global warming of 1.5 to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. This is a point that receives much more attention in the new Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report than in previous reports. Photo: EU/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie The Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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ETH withdrawals should be a policy of last resort

Dr Juita Mohamad KUCHING (March 19): Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members who opt for another withdrawal of up to RM10,000 from their savings could risk having insufficient savings in retirement, the Institute for democracy and economic affairs (Ideas). In its statement yesterday, the institute said this will become an increasingly relevant issue as Malaysia begins […]

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Professor Umich Ford speaks about social justice and policy-making at events

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy organized a online seminar March 10 to discuss the intersection between social justice issues and environmental policy-making in the United States as part of their public policy and institutional discrimination lecture series. Joshua Bassechesformer associate professor of public policy, spoke on the equitable reduction of greenhouse gas […]

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New landfill waste reduction policy

Dear students, teachers and staff, On February 1, the university’s new waste reduction policy went into effect. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the University of Illinois at Chicago achieves its waste reduction goals to increase its landfill diversion rate from 45% to 50% over the next decade and to become a […]

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Wheat market settles in tighter range • Farm Policy News

Bloomberg writer Allison Nicole Smith reported yesterday that “Wheat futures fell in a generalized collapse of raw materials markets assessed Ukraine-Russia talks and traders were awaiting a Federal Reserve decision on U.S. interest rates this week. ” Smith explained that “Chicago wheat rose 3.8% earlier after Interfax initially reported that Russia was considering a broader […]

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Policy for American Children in Low-Income Households

When it comes to public policies concerning children, two questions always arise. The first is that children do not have the right to vote, while other groups such as the elderly vote in large numbers. The other is that when we start talking about the situation of children, the discussion often slides to the effects […]

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Podcast: Women and the social security system

On this episode of Policy Forum ModuleElise Klein from Australian National University and Kay Cook from Swinburne University join us to discuss how to improve Australia’s social security system, especially how it serves women. Does the Australian social security system serve women as it should? How is care valued within the system? And what policy […]

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Ban on importing vehicles, a window to review the policy

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, National Agenda Committee on Transport and Logistics, presented a detailed report to the government outlining strategies that could be adopted to significantly reduce congestion and pollution in Colombo. One of the strategies identified was to encourage the import of electric vehicles and to discourage the import of internal combustion engine […]

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Economic recovery still needs political support

The second advance estimate (2AE) of GDP, released on Monday, forecast real growth for FY22 of 8.9%, compared to 9.2% in the first advance estimate released in January. However, the momentum of the recovery and of activity is best judged by quarterly growth (since this is of more immediate importance). Real gross value added (GVA) […]

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UNU-WIDER Winter School on Tax Policy Research 2022 for African Scholars

Deadline: March 18, 2022 Applications are open for the 2022 Winter School on Tax Policy Research at the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). The objective of the course is to provide African scholars with an understanding of the theories, methods and data availability to conduct high-quality analyzes on taxation and development […]

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Commentary on Budget 2022: What are the policy challenges in a post-pandemic Singapore?

One thing that set the 2022 budget apart from previous ones was its outline of a vision for post-pandemic Singapore reconstruction, even if Finance Minister Lawrence Wong did not express it in such grandiose terms. Taxes and their impact on business figured prominently, underscoring the government’s watchful eye on global developments. Proactively exploring a corporate […]

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Budget 2022: What are the policy challenges in a post-pandemic Singapore?

One thing that set the 2022 budget apart from previous ones was its outline of a vision for post-pandemic Singapore reconstruction, even if Finance Minister Lawrence Wong did not express it in such grandiose terms. Taxes and their impact on business figured prominently, underscoring the government’s watchful eye on global developments. Proactively exploring a corporate […]

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Living with US foreign policy | Editorials

In his February 23 Register-Star opinion, Michael Saltz examines the current US/Russia/China situation, particularly as it manifests itself in the Ukrainian crisis. The grounds for my disagreement with his thesis are based on the principle that a well-reasoned argument should be relatively free of subjective bias, which I will define in this case as reasoning […]

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UNU-WIDER Winter School 2022 on Tax Policy Research for African Scholars (Funded to Cape Town, South Africa)

Application deadline: March 18, 2022 UNU-WIDER launches Winter School on Tax Policy Research. The objective of the course is to provide African scholars with an understanding of the theories, methods, and data availability to conduct high-quality analysis on taxation and development economics. The course will take place in two parts during the period from May […]

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Housing policy should focus on the poor

Housing interventions in Namibia should focus on the neglected lower segment of the market which accounts for nearly 90% of households nationally. Phillip Luhl, a member of the National Housing Policy (NHP) Review and Development Task Team of Namibia, said this during the Stakeholder Consultative Workshop for the review of the draft National Policy of […]

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The ANC fails to define its own economic policy

In last week’s State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa ventured to utter a few words that exposed the naïveté of the politician and his office. The offensive words were: “We all know the government doesn’t create jobs. Businesses create jobs. Of course, these comments were consistent with ANC economic strategy, but the politician […]

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Middle class dynamics for American foreign policy?

Orbis Issue revisited: Spring 2021 (65:2), “Challenges Facing the Biden Administration A focus on foreign (economic) policy for the middle class remains a key organizing principle for the Biden administration, but so far it has seemed more powerful in terms of rhetoric than implementation. This partly reflects the fact that a key element of foreign […]

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What a good national tax policy should involve

Columnists What a good national tax policy should involve Monday, February 14, 2022 By ROBERT MAINAMore from this author Summary Taxes perform specific functions which include, but are not limited to, raising funds to fund public services, providing economic stimulation, promoting equality in society through the redistribution of resources, and encouraging change. of behavior. A […]

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Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy – Lake County Record-Bee

What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. But January, historically a month […]

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Opinion: Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy

By Dan Walters Cal Matters What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. […]

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Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy | Dan Walter | Guest

What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. But January, historically a month […]

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Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy | Customer Perspectives

Dan Walters California’s changing weather conditions have made the state’s water apparatus less efficient, but making much-needed changes runs into Byzantine procedural hurdles. What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, […]

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Erratic weather conditions require a new approach to water policy

What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. But January, historically a month […]

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Monetary policy and redistribution in open economies

Globalization has not integrated households in the same way into international goods and capital markets. Due to this unequal international integration, external shocks on the economy can have different effects on different households. How does monetary policy influence these effects? We are building a model of a small open economy characterized by unequal international integration […]

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Why Piketty’s plea to limit shareholder power won’t reduce inequality

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty has come out with another book, this time examining polarization in modern democracies (Political Divides and Social Inequalities, Harvard University Press 2022). The vast amount of data collected shows that identity wars are not inevitable, he argues, as long as ambitious redistribution policies are in place. Piketty himself has proposed […]

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‘It’s shocking… go protest’: Smriti targets CM on alcohol policy

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday took aim at the Delhi government’s new excise policy and said it was “shocking that liquor sales are open near schools and religious places”. Speaking at a virtual rally organized by Delhi’s BJP, she claimed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, “the leader who spoke about Swaraj and wrote in […]

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Tamil Nadu Women’s Policy Project must refocus on the unorganized sector | Chennai News

R Geetha and Priti Narayan CHENNAI: The government of Tamil Nadu recently released a draft state policy for women which is perhaps the country’s first holistic policy initiative aimed at reducing discrimination, eliminating violence against women and provide them with opportunities. Although this is a commendable initiative, the project has several shortcomings, especially with regard […]