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Paul Summerville • November 7, 2014

A succinct roadmap for Republicans. 

Washington Post -- Seize the day, control the agenda

Paul Summerville • November 6, 2014

Institutional bias and contrasting legal norms means that the practice of QE is practiced very differently by central banks.

Bloomberg -- Not All QE Is Created Equal as U.S. Outpunches ECB-BOJ 

Paul Summerville • November 5, 2014

Is China the country who will be the most exposed when the tide goes out? 

Telegraph -- Resurgent dollar threatens to 'cripple' Chinese growth

Paul Summerville • November 4, 2014

Wonderful rendering of the relationship between Cameron and Merkel; that reminds us that countries have above all interests not friends.

Telegraph -- David Cameron and Angela Merkel: Is this the end of their affair?

Paul Summerville • November 2, 2014

The disdain that Hong Kong youth have for mainland Chinese leaders is not just generational it is cultural. Both sides are digging in.

New York Times -- Hong Kong’s Occupy Generation

Paul Summerville • November 1, 2014

The news that Japan is adopting more aggressive anti-deflation monetary policy reminds us that the world is in a different place than central bankers planned for. 

Telegraph -- Falling prices aren’t always to be celebrated – and the global financial crisis remains unsolved

Paul Summerville • October 30, 2014


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Twin Virtues

Ultimately, the most successful societies find the balance between the twin virtues of inequality of outcomes and equality of opportunity.

The new politics must marry the twin virtues of unequal outcomes and equality of opportunity.

When too few get too much everybody loses.

Feminism is about women living their lives on their own terms, marshaling the resources of the society to make that possible, and men embracing this as vital to a successful society and their own liberation.

Can it be that striving for equality of opportunity however imperfect the process not only benefits the individual but also creates benefits for the society that are unintended but wonderful?

Economics must be a 'moral enterprise' as much as politics claims to be. Economic outcomes need to be framed in terms of right and wrong not just efficiency if only because these often align in surprising ways that are good for society and the economy.

My vision of Canada is that any Canadian child from a family of limited circumstance can expect to have a chance at lifetime of unlimited opportunities.

Tax policy should be founded on the principle of generating steady tax revenues sufficient to maximise environmentally sustainable economic growth in order to fund fair government.

Public policy should be designed to decrease inequality before the law and increase equality of opportunity.

Capitalism is not the problem; the problem is what we do with capitalism.

Content is always more difficult to argue than conspiracy.

Let the state regulate and the market operate (most things).

Welfare strategies are best designed as a hand up, not as a hand out.

Political debate should not be fact free fighting.

Explanation lasts longer than eloquence.

Always favour empowerment over dependency.

The most enduring public figures are embraced for the causes they fought for and not the concept of themselves they hoped others would remember them by.

Find your voice and don't be the echo of somebody else.

It is possible to operate on two different levels: the practical, cautious and conservative; and the realm of ideas, open, free, and radical.