“So much capital is intangible…today, the most valuable capital is the knowledge in your employee’s head or in the organizational structure. What that means is that kind of capital can sometimes be missed by national counts.”
Dr. Hal Varian, Google’s Chief Economist and architect of the AdWords platform, joins host Mike Moffatt to chat about data excess, the language gap between business and economics, and “nowcasting.”
“Lighthizer doesn’t like anybody passing judgement on his wins. He doesn’t want his wins to be temporary, he wants them to be permanent.”
Peter Clark, one of Canada’s most active international trade practitioners, joins host Mike Moffatt to discuss the looming NAFTA deadline, which industries will be impacted most by a new deal, and Canada’s role in creating a new automotive solution.
“I am a big believer in the power and autonomy of local government in Canada.”
Host Mike Moffatt is joined by Kate Graham, PhD candidate studying the role and power of mayors in Canada’s urban centres. The two discuss the changing nature of the job, getting women more involved in local politics, and upcoming municipal elections.
“Is there something that Canada could offer that would be meaningful to the president that would not be devastating to Canada to just get us to an offramp so we don’t continue this spiral of retaliation and escalation?”
Mike Moffatt is joined by Maryscott Greenwood, a former American diplomat to Canada, to discuss Canada – US trade, concerns about Chinese steel, NAFTA and trade agreement alternatives, and looming automotive tariffs.
“It’s not just cyber campaign, it’s one that is very much routed in human intelligence so that they can use cyber to target… to amplify or suppress certain ideas on Twitter because they had done this groundwork.”
Dr. Stephanie Carver joins Mike Moffatt in the Canada 2020 studio to talk about Russian election interference, Canada’s potential election 2019 vulnerabilities, and Bill C-59.
“We want to see some cooler heads prevail with NAFTA and what’s happening with tariffs, I think that is a very real and immediate issue that if not resolved properly is going to have a significant impact on this region. If we don’t get it right, you might find Ontario struggling, if not going into a recession pretty quickly.”
Mark Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of the Great Lakes, joins Mike Moffatt in the Canada 2020 studio to talk about the massive scale of the Great Lakes economy, binational tourism initiatives, and what a modern NAFTA should look like.