Trouble in Paradise

Paradise Papers Shed New Light on Offshore Tax Havens   Recently, a massive cache of over thirteen million financial documents was leaked to several European newspapers. Referred to as the Paradise Papers, this collection of documents shed new light on the financial practices of the world’s wealthiest individuals and corporations. More specifically, they provided insight …

REWRITING NAFTA

Negotiations Underway to Overhaul Free Trade in North America The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a longstanding trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, is being renegotiated. Enacted in 1994, NAFTA was introduced to facilitate greater economic activity between the signatories through the elimination of tariffs on agricultural and manufacturing goods, removal …

Another Giant Leap for Mankind?

President Obama Calls for a Mission to Mars by the 2030s In a recent op-ed for CNN, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed a keen interest in sending humans to Mars by the 2030s. The President outlined his plan to deliver American astronauts to the red planet by promoting greater cooperation between government agencies and private companies – a partnership that will not only allow humans to reach Mars in the near future, but remain …

Puncturing the Golden Parachute

Revisiting Executive Compensation in the Wake of Wells Fargo   In early September, news broke that Wells Fargo & Co., an American financial services company, had opened as many as two million unauthorized bank accounts in its customers’ names over the past several years. These so-called “ghost accounts” reaped unwarranted bank fees for the company …