Category Archives: Original Articles

Economic Implications of Sentient Artificial Intelligence – An Ongoing Discussion Paper

Written By: Stefan Venceljovski

The emergence of Sentient Artificial General Intelligence (SAGI) has sparked discussions about its political ramifications and its profound economic implications. This paper delves into the multifaceted influence of SAGI, exploring questions surrounding its definition, potential economic rights, and impact on various industries. Grounded in an analysis of artificial intelligence (AI), AGI, and SAGI, the paper examines the intersection of technological advancement and economic theory. It addresses critical questions, such as whether SAGI should be granted economic rights, the implications for labour markets, and the intellectual property ownership generated by SAGI. Drawing from existing literature and hypothetical scenarios, the paper underscores the importance of establishing ethical frameworks and regulatory guidelines to navigate the complexities of integrating SAGI into economic systems. It emphasizes the need for proactive measures to harness the transformative potential of SAGI while mitigating risks and ensuring shared prosperity in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Continue reading…

2024 Federal Budget Predictions

Written By: Stefan Venceljovski

The 2024 Canadian Federal Budget is just around the corner, with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announcing that the new budget will be released on April 16th. This leaves us with much to speculate about, as the government has not been transparent about changes coming down the pipeline. However, some various indicators and reports provide insight into the potential priorities and shifts the government might announce. Drawing from recent articles and announcements, this discussion paper aims to forecast potential budgetary focuses, particularly in light of shifting governmental priorities and public sentiment. Of course, this paper is only speculative and predictive, so take it with a grain of salt. We won’t know the full extent of the government’s plans until we can get our hands on the actual budget.
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Economics Behind Football Transfer Markets

Written By: Nishita Bajaj

In the game of football where passion meets precision and talent reigns supreme, there lies this complex ecosystem of transfer markets. Beyond the cheering of the crowds and the celebrations of goals, lies this unknown arena where economics dictates the game. This article delves into the dynamics that propel the transfer markets in football, uncovering the key determinants that shape player valuations, steer club strategies, and sculpt the overarching trends of this multi-billion-dollar industry. From the influence of player performance metrics to the impact of global economic forces, the article will unravel the intricacies of this captivating marketplace, where the pursuit of talent intertwines with the pursuit of success on the pitch and profitability of it.

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The Paradox of Global Hunger

Written By: Nour Elkhawass

Despite our world producing enough food to feed 1.5 times the global population, a staggering 783 million people suffer from hunger, while 2.4 billion experience food insecurity. This paradox signifies the existence of systemic flaws within our global food systems. This article delves into the current state of global hunger and food insecurity, exploring its complex, interconnected causes, evaluating how the issue is being addressed today, and proposing potential solutions to help achieve “Zero Hunger”. Continue reading…

The Marketplace of Violence – How Non-State Groups Finance Wars

Written By: Finn O’Connor

This paper argues that the difference between how state and non-state actors fund military options is superficial. By comparing the financial means used by armed groups and legitimate governments, it finds that all actors exist within the same market where states have an initial monopolistic advantage but where the position of all actors is determined by their ability to leverage funding opportunities while mitigating the associated costs and vulnerabilities.

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