China Seeking Dominance in Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the 1960s, it was assumed that whoever won the Space Race would establish themselves as the world power. The USA became that power in 1969 when they landed the first man on the moon. Today, we find ourselves in a new aged space race – this time, with artificial intelligence. It has been said…

The Secular Decline of European Demography

Europe is slipping. Population is on a decline. A population needs a birth rate of 2.1 lives birth per woman. In the whole of Europe, the only country that is reproducing sustainability is Albania. What can be done to prevent the decline of European demography? What is the future of Europe? QGM – Europe Demography

U.S. Tax Reform

During the 2016 Presidential election, the future of the American economy was widely debated and brought to light the disparate concerns of citizens across the country. President Donald Trump championed a tax reform as a key part of his campaign, promising constituents that “everybody is getting a tax cut, especially the middle class”. His vision…

Should the United States leave the United Nations?

The United Nations formed in 1945 in the United States. The U.N. is tasked with the United Nation peace and security, sustainable development, and human rights. Yet, opposition has existed since its formation. In 2006 only 31% of Americans had a favourable view of the U.N and tensions have been rising. Should they leave? Find…

The World in 2018

Each QGM region reviewed their predictions for 2017 and offered new predictions for what economic and political trends they think will headline the news in 2018. QGM – World in 2018

Catalonia’s Troubled Relationship with Spain

In the last 18 months, Europe has seen many decisive political events, which started with last year’s British referendum to exit from the European Union. This year brought many general elections in core countries such as the Netherlands, France, and Germany, with varied results for centrist parties. Yet it is the recent Catalan independence referendum…

Getting the Band Back Together

Negotiators of the newly-named ‘Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (CPTPP) concluded the APEC summit in Vietnam with a renewed sense of optimism. After a dramatic few days filled with controversy, misinformation, and allegations of ‘snubbing’, the eleven Pacific Rim countries have agreed to the ‘core elements’ of a new trade deal (“TPP Countries”,…

The Decline of Monetary Policy

This year has proved to be pivotal for the global economy’s continuing recovery from the great recession. The world’s largest central banks have newfound optimism towards recent global growth, leading to the dissolution of, what seemed, the perpetual reign of low interest rates and quantitative easing. Since the beginning of 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve…

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

You’ve probably seen Bitcoin in the news. During the last twelve months the highly coveted cryptocurrency has been making headlines by reaching fresh highs, with investors and speculators boasting about 900% returns. If you’ve been intrigued by the digital cryptocurrency but haven’t had the resources or time to understand it, the technology behind it, or…

Economic Zones: China’s First Venture into the Market Economy

China’s rapidly developing economy has been of great curiosity for many years. Its policies have pulled half the population out of poverty and dramatically increased GDP per capita, year over year, at an unprecedented rate. In response to the announcement of China’s new economic expansion plans in Xiongan, this report explores one of the core…

Economics of the Minimum Wage: Is Ontario Making the Right Move?

Most circulating articles have only covered one side of the minimum wage debate. We all have strong beliefs on what the minimum wage should be, but these beliefs are usually grounded in untrue or incomplete premises. QGM’s Policy team will be presenting an unbiased analysis of the implications of minimum wage hikes to determine if…

Economics of the Dark Web: The Lesser of Two Evils?

QGM’s Eurozone team will be covering a history of the dark web and its pros and cons for transactions of illicit goods, alongside an in-depth look at the other contentious uses of the dark web and how the governments should respond to them. Dark-Web-Oct-19-vF