Saturday 10 November 2018

Daily Digest November 10, 2018.

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Clement told Conservative official months ago he was contacting police over Instagram account

Political staffer says Clement made her feel uncomfortable with late-night messages
        Scheer should have booted Clement from caucus right away: Tory consultant

Trudeau visits Vimy ahead of world leaders gathering for Paris peace forum
        Legacies of the First World War: Canadian veterans� battle for benefits, support
New N.B. premier Blaine Higgs plans to see through pledge to fight carbon tax
        What makes Tory men go from public prudes to pests in private?
PM Trudeau is in Paris this Remembrance Day, just as he should be
        Crusading MLA Robyn Luff presents no-win scenario for Notley

U.K. data watchdog blasts Canadian political parties� data handling
        Death threats and burning effigies: Sir John A. Macdonald controversy gets extreme
Ousted NDP MLA demands high-stakes, independent investigation into bullying claims
        After Clement scandal, questions mount about vetting of top secret committee
Liberals again delay firearm marking regulations despite campaign promise
        Five female PC staffers sent sexually inappropriate texts by former Ford aide, sources say
UCP MLAs gagged during abortion bubblezone bill: Former UCP MLA Prab Gill
        Chinese evidence, Canadian charges: Accused businessman says fraud case built with coercion
Banks weigh legal action to block Statscan�s plan to obtain consumer records
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On safe injection sites, why can�t conservatives just let people not die? - Chris Selley, National Post
        Trudeau to mark centenary of First World War armistice at Vimy Ridge and Paris - Janyce McGregor, CBC News
Liberal gains on PR debate leave Yes side with tough choices - Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun
        New gas plants should pay carbon levy on all emissions by 2030, advocates say - Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press, CTV News
Trump created the China trade crisis; the midterms may have given him a reason to end it- Joe Chidley, Financial Post
        In walkout, Google workers reject Silicon Valley individualism- Noam Scheiber - The New York Times, Toronto Star
Uber policy now prohibits broadcasting passenger images- CTV News


Recomptage l'�lection du gouverneur et d'un s�nateur en Floride Plus
        L'�gypte d�voile sept tombes du temps des pharaons avec chats et scarab�es momifi�sPlus
Jordanie: 12 morts dans des intemp�ries et des touristes �vacu�s de PetraPlus
        Somalie: au moins 41 morts dans l'attentat islamiste de vendredi � MogadiscioPlus
Inauguration d'un pont g�ant construit et financ� par la Chine en MozambiquePlus
        [EN IMAGES] Violents incendies en Californie: au moins 9 morts, Malibu menac�ePlus
Premi�re Guerre mondiale: Donald Trump annule la visite d'un cimeti�re en raison du mauvais tempsPlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There�s a New Electoral Map in Town - Gabriel DeBenedetti, New York Magazine
        The War for the Soul of America - Patrick Buchanan, American Greatness
Warren? Biden? Sanders? Dems have different answers on 2020 after 2018 - Amie Parnes, The Hill
        Split Decision Sends Polarized Politics Toward 2020 - Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics
Kirsten Gillibrand says she�ll think long and hard about a 2020 presidential bid - John Wagner, Washington Post
        Dems Ready to Hold Trump Accountable. Grab the Popcorn - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book � he �meant to stir up the wingnuts� - Adam Edelman and Associated Press, NBC News
        Kristallnacht anniversary: France warns of steep rise in anti-Semitism- BBC News
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis trapped in war-torn port city- Ali Al Mujahed and Sudarsan Raghavan, Sydney Morning Herald
        Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for corruption- France 24
EU demands end to Sri Lanka crisis- PTI, The Times Of India
        Caravan forces Mexico to confront mixed feelings on migration- David Agren, The Guardian

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE LEBANON DAILY STAR<<<<<<<<

Macron, Merkel unveil plaque at site of WWI armistice
        Germany, France, Britain, US and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes: Erdogan
New US sanctions have no effect on Iran economy: Rouhani
        The knowns and unknowns of U.S. Iran oil sanction waivers
Russia clashes with Western oil buyers
        Baby boom for some nations, bust for others, study claims
Olive tree sabotage plagues Palestine farmers
        May faces fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit
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An issue to consider.

From: "Mahmood Elahi"
Subject: Public distrust for economists stands in the way

The Editorh
Financial Times

Public distrust of economists stands in the way

�Will Democrats now be free-traders?� by William Watson, Nov. 8.

In the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice of Economics at Harvard, writes: �An uncomfortable truth for American economists is that they have limited influence on economic policy. Take trade, for example. Anyone who has studied introductory economics knows that free trade benefits countries in the long run, by allowing them to specialize in producing the goods and services in which they have a comparative advantage. � Yet free trade has never been popular in Washington. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed costly tariffs on imports from Canada, China, Mexico and the EU.�

Why don�t economists have more influence? Answer to the question has been provided by Alan Blinder, a prominent economist, who served in U.S. President Bill Clinton�s Council of Economic Advisers, in his new book, Advice and Dissent.

According to Blinder, the root of the problem is that politicians are dealing with a fundamentally different set of constraints than economists are. The situation is made worse by what he calls �political short-termism.� Politicians who face re-election tend to adopt policies that promise gains in the near future, even if the cost will outweigh the benefits in the long run. Conversely, economists favour short-term cost in order to realize long-term benefits. As trust in experts has declined, it has become easier for politicians to offer far-fetched solutions regardless of their economic merit.

With anti-trade Donald Trump has made �Buy American� protectionism the centrepiece of his policy, free trade has been replaced by (mis)managed trade and as long Trump remains president, free trade will remain toxic for politicians. Voters, not economists, will decide who will be the next president.



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