Category Archives: Merger of the Century

US spends too much on military, allies too little

Brian Rose Brian Rose [mailto:wbrianrose@outlook.com] America spends too much on defense and peacekeeping, but Canada and most allies spend too little. The figures are Canada spends only1% of GDP on military and peacekeeping activities, the US 3.8% while Britain, France, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Poland and even Estonia are at 2% of GDP. Germany is 1.3%… Read More

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American-Interest Journal: US needs a parliament not congress

This is my essay in American Interest September-October issue comparing the parliamentary and presidential systems Most proposals about unifying the United States and Canada are based on economic complementarity and cultural affinity. Here’s one based on institutional necessity. Published on August 18, 2014 The idea that the United States and Canada should merge is not… Read More

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Politico: Why the U.S. Should Merge with Canada

Politico.com The United States and Canada are far more integrated than most people think. In fact, a merger between the two countries isn’t just desirable—it’s inevitable. We share more than just the world’s longest border. We share the same values, lifestyles and aspirations. Our societies and economies are becoming similar in significant ways. In 1966,… Read More

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National Post: US-Canada energy policy imperative

It’s been another week of scandals. The President of the Tory Party has been canned for allegedly shoehorning his girl friend into a riding. Then there’s the neverendum debate in Quebec, a see-saw battle ignoring the economic decline of the place with leaders irrelevantly offering the status quo or the previous status quo. Ontario’s Liberals… Read More

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New York Post: Keystone Pipeline best revenge against Putin

It’s too late to save Crimea, and possibly half of Ukraine, now that Vlad the Annexer has articulated the Putin Doctrine: Russia will invade any country that “oppresses” its Russian minority. But Putin’s Doctrine is underpinned by Russia’s oil and natural-gas industry, which provides 70 percent of the country’s export income and 52 percent of… Read More

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