New NAFTA deal sought between US and Canada The North America Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, underpins $1.2tn of trade between the US, Canada and Mexico. President Trump says it’s unfair to the US and has forced its partners to renegotiate the deal. Amid threats of tariffs and exclusions, he wrapped up an agreement with […]
Is Facebook more like a newspaper? Every month, one in three of the planet’s population logs on to Facebook. The world’s biggest social network is – for many people – not only a place to find out what friends and family are up to, it’s also their gateway to the world. The company is increasingly […]
‘UK-US special relationship transcends other government relationships’ President Trump’s visit to the UK will show that their historic friendship transcends the relationships “of the governments of the moment”, says American economist Irwin Stelzer. STAY CONNECTED:
Rate Hike Puts Pressure on Emerging Economies The US Federal Reserve has raised rates, increasing pressure on emerging economies. Our regular economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute, tells the BBC’s Susannah Streeter why that is the case. STAY CONNECTED:
The global tussle over oil prices The last few days have seen protests – and an angry Presidential tweet – over the price of oil. Strikes in Brazil, protests in India – all over the liquid gold. Economist Irwin Stelzer from the Hudson Institute in Washington gives us the who’s who of current oil influencers, […]
Irwin Stelzer on US attempts to regulate Facebook The international row over what Facebook does with users’ data has led to calls for tighter regulation of social media companies not just in Europe, but elsewhere too. In the US, though, regulation of the internet has traditionally been resisted, because of the right to free speech […]
US to borrow $1 trillion a year within a decade The Congressional Budget Office says that within ten years America’s debt could cost $1 trillion a year to service and be almost the size of the overall economy. Irwin Stelzer is an economist at the Hudson Institute. The BBC’s Rob Young asked him if he agrees with […]
US immigration tussle could lead to another government shutdown * Recorded before the President made his latest proposal. Another government shutdown in the US looms, as Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on immigration. We speak to US economist Irwin Stelzer from the Hudson Institute in Washington.