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Wednesday, 27 January

00:01

Canada will sign but may not ratify TPP AFTINET

Canada’s new Government is still treating the TPP with caution. They have now agreed to sign on to the TPP at the official ceremony scheduled in New Zealand in the first week of February - but the Canadian Trade Minister is insisting that this doesn’t mean that they will actually ratify the agreement.

According to the Globe and Mail, Trade Minister Freeland said:

“Signing does not equal ratifying. Only a majority vote in our Parliament can allow the agreement to take force. Signing is simply a technical step in the process, allowing the … text to be tabled in Parliament for consideration and debate before any final decision is made.”

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Tuesday, 26 January

17:28

The urban impact of the failure of austerity Bill Mitchell – billy blog

I use the descriptor ‘failure’ in a selective way, although it is probably the meaning that that vast majority of citizens would ascribe to the term. In this context, I’m thinking that successful policy improves the lives of the most disadvantaged citizens in a region. A small minority of people might think of success in terms of how rich the top end of the distribution becomes (in wealth or income). Yesterday (January 25, 2016), a UK research group, the Centre for Cities released their latest – Cities Outlook 2016 – which is a comprehensive analysis of how the larger cities in Britain are performing across a variety of indicators. In this release, the theme was centred on the claim by the British Chancellor that his policy design was intending to produce a “higher wage, low-welfare economy in Britain”. The report suggests the British government has failed and that “almost half of lower wages, and higher welfare, than the national average” and “welfare spending since 2010 has grown at a much faster rate in high-wage cities”. I’ve also been trying to disentangle the impacts of deindustrialisation on urban spaces, which began in the 1980s, from the more recent impacts of policy austerity, driven by misguided understandings of the capacities of currency-issuing governments. I want to address the claim from the Left, that the shifting patterns of capitalist production across regional spaces, is inevitable and undermines the capacity of cities to prosper. The shifting patterns might be inevitable but the conclusion that is drawn about the options available to cities are largely incorrect.

The Centre for Cities Report is very interesting and worth reading. It studied the 63 largest cities in the UK, which “account for 54 percent of the population, but gene...

06:12

Thousands of Malaysians protest TPP AFTINET

Thousands of Malaysians have turned out to protests urging their government NOT to sign the TPP.

Protesters say the TPP will lead to higher prices, a loss of sovereignty and more unemployment in Malaysia, and are urging their parliament to vote no to ratifying the deal when it is debated later this month.

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Monday, 25 January

18:15

Monday Message Board John Quiggin

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please.

14:21

Tasmania grid struggles with drought, bushfires, lost connection Renew Economy

Tasmania's hydro water storage at near record low levels, with bushfires forcing power station closures, and the link cut to the mainland.

Friday, 22 January

09:27

A New Model for China’s Outbound M&A Deals? The Diplomat » Pacific Money

Chinese state-owned enterprises and private equity firms form winning teams in acquiring foreign companies.

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