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Fergus Hodgson is the founder and executive editor of Latin American intelligence publication Econ Americas. He is also the roving editor of Gold Newsletter and a research associate with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
Mounting Student Debt Tells of Universities All at Sea
This summer, the federal government paid employers more than $200 million and up to 100 percent of compensation ...
September 30, 2019
Why Canadian Drugs Can’t Cure Deadly Shortages in US
Crippling drug prices in the United States have brought even Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump ...
August 14, 2019
Hedge Funds Need Not Be Gated Communities
Some of the most lucrative parts of capitalist markets are off-limits to most Americans, not because of the ...
July 26, 2019
A Solution to Student-Loan Crisis: No More Risk-Free Loans
Student-loan debt has spiraled out of control and is now second only to housing debt in the United ...
July 15, 2019
Benefactors of Cuban Loot Must Pay Up
The Cuban regime remains unwilling to accept wrongdoing and respect any rule of law.
June 26, 2019
Cristina Kirchner Is Argentinian Peak Insanity
Her established criminality, corruption, drama-queen antics, economic folly, fiscal default, and unapologetic failure embody all that plagues a ...
May 20, 2019
IRS Silence on Cryptocurrencies Is Deafening
Five years have passed since an IRS statement on how to apply "virtual currency" to the tax code.
May 12, 2019
Brazil Has Nixed Daylight Saving Time; So Should Everyone
In February, Brazilians moved their clocks back one hour, signaling the end of daylight saving time (DST)—for good. ...
April 22, 2019
Aid to Central America Rewards Bad Behavior
A Guatemalan congressman once shared with me that NGOs in Central America deny or are reluctant to report ...
April 8, 2019
Tolerance for Failure Is an American Value
A Michael Jordan advertisement, aired in 1997, resonated with Americans: "I've failed over and over and over again ...
March 29, 2019
How the Fintech Revolution Could Liberate Us
Walmart's slogan is "save money, live better." The world's largest retailer, rivaled only by Amazon, does all it ...
March 22, 2019
Student Loans Are Exploitation in Disguise
Student-loan debt in the United States has reached $1.56 trillion, half a billion more than credit-card debt. Only ...
March 17, 2019
Mexican Peso Ready to Tumble
When Gloria Álvarez gets paid in Mexican pesos, she converts whatever she can into Guatemalan quetzales. Coauthor of ...
March 8, 2019
Bolsonaro’s Agenda Is What the Doctor Ordered for Brazil
Brazil need not be the country of tomorrow, and can instead lead today. The longstanding curses of mercantilism, ...
February 27, 2019
How Biased Reporting Brings Us Down While Economy Is Up
Have you ever unplugged from legacy media for an extended period? This experiment flips our perceptions toward direct, ...
February 14, 2019
Housing Shortages Are Self-Made, Unnecessary
A glaring disparity between North American cities has accentuated in the past decade: housing affordability. As house prices ...
February 1, 2019
Venezuela’s Rightful President Needs White House Support
The United States and its allies hold the key to Venezuela's recovery after two decades of socialist devastation. ...
January 19, 2019
Nobody Is an Employee in the Gig Economy
A small number of ride-hailing service drivers want to shoot themselves and their colleagues in the foot. Their ...
January 10, 2019
Pentagon Must Put Up or Shut Up After Audit Failure
"Duty, honor, country" is the motto of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Contrast that ...
December 20, 2018
How Canada Protects Sharia Law
If you denounce Sharia law in a public fashion, you will suffer. Outside of the Arab world, this ...
December 20, 2018
Competitive Currencies Can Check Fed Privilege
Commentary Those who criticize and want to bypass the Federal Reserve must put their money where their mouth ...
December 8, 2018
STEM Subjects Dogma Has Undermined Soft Skills
Federal officials struggle to categorize the programs to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), but they sure ...
November 27, 2018
San Francisco’s War on Airbnb Is a War on the Free Market
The most ingenious arbiter of resource allocation is under attack around the globe: market pricing. In the cross ...
November 13, 2018
Vast Chinese Meddling Abroad Exposed in Report by Canadian Policy Institute
In the wake of a meticulous, courageous, and damning policy report by a Canadian think tank, the Chinese Communist ...
November 7, 2018
Trump Gets Bolsonaro Boost From Brazil in Duel With China
In 2009, China surpassed the United States as Brazil’s leading trade partner, but that is likely to reverse ...
October 30, 2018
The Deep Stater Undermining Trump in Central America
Todd Robinson is famous in Guatemala but not in the United States. With Central America's problems walking north ...
October 26, 2018
Migrant Caravan Dishonors Honduras
Honduran migrants may say, "We are fleeing criminality and violence." Yet, the migrant caravan has proceeded to smash ...
October 23, 2018
Hong Kong Campus Besieged by Police in Nighttime Clashes With Student Protesters
Devin Nunes: Released Transcripts Are ‘Devastating to the Democrats’
Trump Says Some DACA Recipients Are ‘Hardened Criminals’ Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling
Israel Kills Islamic Jihad Commander in Gaza, Another Targeted in Damascus
‘Four Key Pieces of Evidence:’ Republicans Outline Strategy Against Impeachment in New Memo
Trump Calls Inquiry ‘No Due Process Scam’ as Public Impeachment Hearings Loom
Joe Biden Says There’s ‘Zero Rationale’ for Hunter Biden to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry
Nikki Haley Says Trump Is Truthful and She Never Doubted His Fitness for Office
Warren Says Wealth Tax Would Take ‘2 Cents’ From Billionaires, but Proposal Says Differently
Pompeo: Trump to Discuss Political Solution for Syria in Upcoming Meeting With Erdogan