Robert McKay

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If There Is a Recession in 2016, This Is How It Will Happen

More and more news headlines and stock market analysts’ reports have started predicting, or at least insinuating, that a recession could be near in the United States.<p>I’ve been skeptical; the economy may not be great, but I’ve had a hard time envisioning how economic turmoil in countries like China …

Human Rights

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has stumbled: Now it's time to walk away

<i>Last week's failure to conclude the TPP in Hawaii signals a potentially fatal stall in negotiations; Australia should now reject this corporate</i> …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

One sentence that explains why Obama is struggling to finish his big trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal the United States is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, is a big, complicated document. But if you want to boil the fight over the deal down to its essence, it would be hard to do better than this sentence from Jonathan Weisman at the New York …

New York Times

El Niño conditions growing stronger

El Niño has strengthened in the past several months. Will this El Niño rival the event of 1997–98?<p>In March 2015, scientists declared that El Niño …