Industrial Revolution

What Does Labour Day Mean to You?

Carole Kanchier | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada
Carole Kanchier

Labour Day is so much a part of our culture that we rarely pause to consider its purpose and meaning. Labour Day is often more associated with fairs and a long weekend, than its original meaning -- a celebration of workers. How has the meaning and structure of work changed since the late 19th-century?

Are Today's Facebook Haters Yesterday's Telephone Haters?

Rachel Ryan | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Rachel Ryan

To all the anti-establishment hipsters lamenting technological advancement and the resulting popularity of social media: nostalgia for a bygone era is hardly avant-garde. Drastically different social norms are not an indication of societal "decline," but simply an indication of human nature's astounding ability to both create and adapt to change.