Articles written by: David Fisher

ISM Manufacturing Index Unexpectedly Rises in August But Tariff Uncertainty Still Weighs

ISM Manufacturing Index Unexpectedly Rises in August But Tariff Uncertainty Still Weighs

Manufacturing unexpectedly increased in August as almost all of the industries in the Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index reported gains, even as uncertainty about reciprocal tariffs weighed on sentiment. The PMI reached 61.3 compared with a reading of 58.1 in July, and against the consensus on Econoday for a decline to 57.7. The new orders index rose to […]

Cannabis Market Could Hit $272 Billion by 2028 as Canada Prepares Recreational Legalization

The cannabis industry could be worth $272 billion by 2028 as Canada becomes the first Group of Seven country to legalize the drug for adult recreational use next month and steps are being taken elsewhere to loosen restrictions, according to Barclays. The current cannabis market is worth $150 billion globally, although that’s “largely illicit,” according to Barclays. It compares with […]

Column One: The holographic Nation-State Law

Column One: The holographic Nation-State Law

There is no connection between the substance of Israel’s newly passed Nation State of the Jewish People law, and the debate its passage unleashed. On the one hand, supporters of the law led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insist that the law is a vital step in entrenching and protecting Israel’s Jewish identity. After the law passed last Thursday night, […]