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A deserted Lagos road during the pandemic lockdown in April 2020. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria’s pandemic lockdown measures were hard on informal workers

Lockdown and stay-at-home orders may not benefit societies dominated by informal economies.
A protester walks with a Canadian flag as police move in to clear downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill a few weeks into the ‘freedom convoy’ occupation of the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Risky business: What protests and blockades could do to Canada’s global reputation

Canada may no longer be seen to be the safe haven for investment in the eyes of the global business world, given recent protests events and lacklustre institutional responses.
Over 50 per cent of working Americans continue to be dissatisfied with their ‘unjust’ incomes. They say it isn’t sufficient to meet their family expenses. (Shutterstock)

Show me the money: Employees not only want better pay, they want status

Many Americans regularly report that they don’t make enough to support their families. Status plays a role — while money can’t buy happiness, it can bring status, which can lead to happiness.
Women still have a long way to go to reach parity in the boardroom. Wanlee Prachyapanaprai/iStock via Getty Images

US counties with more civic engagement tend to have more women on local company boards of directors

A study of 3,000 companies found a correlation between local ‘social capital’ – which measures such variables as voter turnout and census response rates – and more women on corporate boards.
Gordon Gekko of ‘Wall Street’ may be the fictional face of insider trading. Ilona Gaynor/flickr

What’s insider trading and why it’s a big problem

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is pushing for a ban on active trading by members of Congress following accusations that some of their colleagues may have engaged in insider trading.
A camper gets hauled away by authorities in Ottawa in front of a Bank of Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

How authorities are targeting the ‘freedom convoy’ money via the Emergencies Act

The backbone of the so-called freedom convoy’s activities was its access to a steady flow of financing from donors both domestic and foreign. The Emergencies Act put a stop to that.

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