Wall Street

Employment Conditions Aren't So Different Now Than A Hundred Years Ago

David Martin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada
David Martin

The upcoming Winnipeg General Strike centenary should serve as a rallying point for further action. It's time that economically disenfranchised youth join with unionized workers and underemployed workers in a general strike action. So long as the plutocrats can dictate the economic fundamentals of our nation, the unfairness will remain.

When Terrorism Meets Financial Fraud

Diane Francis | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This was the first chilling example as to how cyber terrorism could bring down the financial system, or specific institutions or persons. Obviously, new safeguards must be put in place by legitimate media brands, regulators, new media outlets like Twitter, markets, corporations and governments.

How Your Daughter Can Land Her Dream Wall Street Job-Or Any High-Powered Corporate Job

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

There is no one secret sauce for success on Wall Street. Let us say that there are several secret sauces. In the last 12 months, three young women ...

Why Is Wall Street Losing Its Appetite For Apple?

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- This holiday season is shaping up to be a record-breaking period for Apple as shoppers snap up iPhones and iPads. So, why is the...

Did You Really Expect Us Not To Be an Entitled Generation?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

David McCullough Jr. recently gave a commencement address, in which he told the students the cold, hard reality that "none of you is special." Who is to blame for this? Maybe those very same parents and teachers who are so quick to accuse us of it. The baby boomers, with the best intentions, have made us into what we are today: a generation of spoiled individuals. Why are they surprised?

Thank You, Jim, but We Already Have a Bank Tax

Neil Mohindra | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business
Neil Mohindra

With growing demands that governments must increase taxes on the rich, there's a strong possibility that some participants at the upcoming G20 finance ministers meeting in Washington will take aim at the banks with renewed calls for new taxes. Yet Canada already has a bank tax in place.

Feel That Hand? Yeah, That's Because We're All Muppets

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Kathleen Finlay

Perhaps if more insiders had come forward to expose wrongdoing, and irregularities at the major U.S. banks and investment houses a few years ago, the impact of the financial meltdown leading to the Great Recession might have been softened. Until each one of us does this, we're all muppets.

The Most Widely Read Resume in the World

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Clearly, Greg Smith is the very product of the environment he is so quick to criticize. Under the guise of a now viral op-ed piece in the New York Times, Smith -- once a Goldman Sachs executive -- has successfully guaranteed that every employer, every corporation, every Jack, and Jill around the world, including the Hill, will be aware of his accomplishments.

OWS's Squalid and Squandered Opportunities

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The movement has now passed through the hype machine. While at first, it began slowly, it's grown in size, and now many read of the protests in the same way they read of the falling stock market, or the weather that's get colder everyday.

Occupy Conservatism

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Occupy Wall Street is, like the Tea Party, a messy populist movement. The concern is real that it refuses to recognize an essential tragic component of human affairs: unfairness is the abiding fact of our condition

Wall Street's Drug Problems

Diane Francis | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

There is a concern about a link between substance abuse and fluctuations on the Borsa Italiana, but what is even more worrisome is the fact that stock markets themselves are behaving like addicts. They are unbelievably volatile and fluctuate in a matter of seconds and minutes almost daily.

Too Occupied to Vote?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

The "occupiers" would accomplish more if they would show up on voting day and cast a ballot. They would accomplish more if they financially supported and participated in a political party of their choice.

Occupy Wall Street's Hope for Change

David Suzuki | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Why does our economic system place a higher value on disposable and often unnecessary goods than on the things like clean air and productive soil? Sure, there's some contradiction in protesters carrying iPhones while railing against the consumer system. But this is not just about making personal sacrifices

Occupy Wall Street Park Cleanup Called Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

Brookfield Properties and the City Of New York have cancelled a clean-up of Zuccotti Park, the space currently being occupied by the Occupy Wall Stree...

15 Things to Demand at the Occupy Toronto Protest

Duff Conacher | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Duff Conacher

The window of opportunity to ensure a corporate responsibility system in Canada is open now. So, as many commentators have pointed out, while the planned demonstrations don't have specific proposals for change, demonstrators can easily join with the coalitions in supporting the push for these key changes.

America's Indignados Should Occupy Wall Street

Diane Francis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.

Occupy Toronto: Memo to Police--"Oh Behave!"

Justin Beach | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

With Occupy Toronto approaching, I wrote a letter to Toronto Police and asked others to sign on. The letter listed many of the abuses of the G20 and asked the police not to repeat their mistakes. It asked them to behave calmly, rationally and professionally. My goal was 2,500 and I'd managed to push past 200 signatures.

Occupy Wall Street: Why They're Not Listening to You

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Wall Street's problems are far too important a matter to be left in the hands of those who act and think with anger, rather than with sense. Promote those with knowledge to act as your leaders, keep them on the forefront of OWS and keep the "angry mobs" away from the cameras.

Bill Gates Pushes Financial Sector to Pay its Fair Share

Andrew Cooper | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Amid the attention given to the entertainment celebrities operating as outsiders, there is a need also to see how a different type of celebrity from the world of business -- Bill Gates -- is acting as an insider in the campaign of change with respect to financial institutions at the hub of global governance.

#OccupyWallStreet Proposals Add Up

Simon Zadek | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Simon Zadek

Who is listening to the folks camping out in downtown Manhattan? President Obama should call out the root cause of his shortcomings at the polls, but is otherwise engaged in retaining Wall Street support for his re-election campaign. And what of us, informed and active, democracy-loving citizens?

The Crisis of Credibility

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

From sex-abuse scandals within churches to the stupefying fiascoes on Wall Street and in the Gulf of Mexico, a general malaise has replaced our optimism. For academics concerned by the crisis of credibility in our political, economic, and social institutions, it is time to take a good look in the mirror.