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As the dust of the Arab Spring revolutions begins to settle, women — who stood shoulder to shoulder with men in defying tyranny — are finding themselves marginalized and excluded from decision-making. Despite the new freedoms championed by the revolutionaries, women are still regarded as subordinate to men in most places. The Guardian’s list of 15 innovations that are transforming Africa serves as creative inspiration and a reminder that solving old problems takes new ideas. News around the globe this week reported on both rising and faltering GDPs of various nations. The Philippines’ economy continues an impressive 2012 as second quarter GDP grew by 5.9 percent, significantly higher than the same period in 2011. “We are optimistic that the resiliency of our economy, as reflected by the strong real GDP performance in the two quarters of 2012, will not dissipate in the succeeding quarters despite the uncertainties,” Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said. Meanwhile, Poland’s GDP grew a mere 2.4 percent annually in the second quarter – indicating a continued slowdown for EU’s largest emerging economy.
TARIFF-IED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
This week, trade relations between the U.S. and India are continuing to escalate. Earlier this month, the U.S. stopped granting India special trade privileges by taking away the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, and India has responded by enforcing more tariffs of its own. The George W. Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict: For more information on trade groups and the global economy, visit www.bushcenter.org/scorecard.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.