Of course it's romantic to have sunset ceremony with a senorita on the Costa del Sol. But before you start picking out wedding invitations and planning on bringing your sweetheart back to Canada, there is a lot of wisdom in getting the facts about your legal obligations if you to want to marry someone from a foreign country and sponsor them to come to Canada.
I'm sure you've heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you're in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about.
When I defend the CBC, it's because I'm defending the idea of Canadian culture and identity and I see the CBC as, for now, a necessary part of that. But when people criticize the CBC, I suspect it's part of a deeper and far more, well, insidious agenda that stretches well beyond public broadcasting.
There's denial: I don't really have to file a tax return on time, do I? The answer, for the vast majority of Canadians, is: Yes. And those who aren't required to file a return are missing out on cash and other benefits.
For a real-life example of how scaling back government has led to positive and practical economic benefits, Americans should look north. In Canada the conventional wisdom for much of the second half of the 20th century favored increasing the size of government. This led to significant growth in government as a share of the economy.
The phrase "The customer is always right" is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get good service at this company and convince employees to give customers good service; however, I think businesses should abandon this phrase once and for all.
As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion.
This is a huge deal... and here's why.
The real problem with the stock market -- and the economy as a whole -- isn't the fact that HFT skims pennies off transactions from institutional traders; but rather that the Fed has rigged interest rates and asset prices to the extent that investors can no longer distinguish reality from fiction.
The thing is, these aren't accidental flaws in Facebook. These are features.
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.
Corporate communication is ripe for disruption. Thanks in part to social networking and the abundance of new messaging apps, people are expecting more when it comes to communicating with colleagues, friends, and families.
"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."
Do you have a budget? It is one of the most fundamental steps in making your money work for you. A personal budget is a basic estimation of the revenue and expenses over a specified period of time. Whether your goal is a down payment for a new house, saving for your child's education, a dream vacation or simply retirement, a budget is the answer to helping you reach your financial goals.
When you walk into the Truly Green greenhouse the smell of tomatoes is heavy in the air. Their location across the street from Greenfield is no accident. The plan is to take nearly all of the waste heat and leftover CO2 from the ethanol plant and use it to grow tomatoes.
When a person or firm makes too much money for too long, it turns heads. And so it was with Steven A. Cohen. Year after year, Cohen's firm, SAC Capital, beat the Street. Big bets, the theory went.
Once freed from the devastating tentacles of the transnational monopolies, Canadians will realize that it's time to call 911 on the corporatocracy. We might then recapture real democracy and freedom, rather than settle for their bankrupt facsimiles.
The "class reunion" is actually just an opportunity to gauge how far we've come in comparison to our old classmates. Who beat the expectations? Who flopped under pressure? Whose goals were achieved and whose went straight down the toilet? Why do we need this when we have Facebook?
Millennials are no longer content to simply buy something useful. They want to know that the company they are supporting lives their values.
The commons is not just an Internet phenomenon or a matter of economics. The commons lies at the heart of a major cultural and social shift now underway.