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Why political meddling with central banks is a terrible idea – and the Federal Reserve is no exception
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Why political meddling with central banks is a terrible idea – and the Federal Reserve is no exception

Written by: Andreas Kern, Associate Teaching Professor, Georgetown University Nixon convinced Fed Chair Arthur Burns, seated left, to lower interest rates, helping him win re-election in 1972. AP PhotoCentral bank independence is increasingly at risk around the world. In the...

Employers wary of hiring refugees and migrants to help fill shortages need help understanding the law
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Employers wary of hiring refugees and migrants to help fill shortages need help understanding the law

Written by: Catherine Harris, Assistant Professor, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University Asier Romero/ShutterstockA recent survey I conducted of employers in Coventry in the West Midlands found that while 80% of the businesses we interviewed had hard-to-fill...

Constructively tough? Neither side has committed to fully adopting perhaps the most important recommendation of the banking royal commission
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Constructively tough? Neither side has committed to fully adopting perhaps the most important recommendation of the banking royal commission

Written by: Andrew Schmulow, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong Among the many recommendations of the banking Royal Commission was a Board of Oversight for the two regulators in charge of financial institutions; the Australian Securities and Investments...

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