Category Archives: Merger of the Century

The Economist: Canada Summit panel on commodities

This is a panel I participated in at the Economist’s first, and recent, Canada Summit held in Toronto. It was an interesting panel, moderated by Madelaine Drohan, The Economist’s Canada correspondent. Canada has some serious challenges going forward — addressed in my recent book Merger of the Century: Why Canada and the U.S. Should Become… Read More

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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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