Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith

Over the past week, politicians in Brussels have suffered another bleak reminder of how difficult the business of free trade has become for the West’s democracies. After a year featuring Brexit, rising Euroscepticism, the protectionist rhetoric of Donald Trump, and the increasing likelihood of a stillborn TTIP, the decision of two regional Belgian assemblies to Read more about Free Trade and Democracy: A Crisis of Faith[…]

Whither Goes Britain?

It would seem that they’ve gone and done it. Over the objections of Scotland, Northern Ireland, their EU partners, and nearly every economic expert on the planet, the voters of England and Wales have elected to lead the United Kingdom out of the EU. People have understandably been upset by this. In the short term, Read more about Whither Goes Britain?[…]

Brexit: What Irish Businesses Need to Know

Tomorrow, on June 23rd, U.K. voters will go to the polls to decide one of the mostimportant questions to face their country in living memory: Should it remain in the European Union? If the “leave” campaign wins, any number of scenarios could play out. The government could push for association with the EEA (European Economic Area) Read more about Brexit: What Irish Businesses Need to Know[…]