Of course, Obama then gave a cabinet post to Geitner, who was in charge of the NY Fed before and during the collapse. ie. the guy who was supposed to be regulating wall street.
More like the Hugo Chavez foundation. I suppose you think someone should just give these poor folk a car?
Maybe you should lend them your money at more generous terms?
Yep. Even if you have all the right paperwork and do nothing wrong, the officials working the border will sometimes just decide to make your life hell. They can arbitrarily refuse you entry, interrogate you for hours, and basically do whatever they want. And it's totally random.
Free trade benefits all countries involved, IF they play by roughly similar rules. Free trade with countries with no human rights, environmental rules, labour laws, or with manipulated currencies is economic suicide.
Google and Netflix are still probably the losers in that exchange. The result will be somebody else coming in and serving that niche in Canada, a force which may eventually be able to expand outward into Google and Netflix territory -- a force they would want to nip in the bud with their superior market presence. It's not like the secret of streaming video technology is unknown to Canadian engineers, and its not like Netflix or YouTube are so critical to Canadian day to day life that to cut off Netflix access would cause an overnight revolution.
Possibly, say Rogers and Bell. Who are, coincidentally, trying to setup a streaming service. And who more or less control the CRTC. Hrmm....
They have lots of staff.
Yeah, it's just awful having those billions of dollars falling out of the ground. We can barely stand it.
They can try and recline, but my knees are already there. But most of the time I'll just pay for exit row, if I have the choice.
Seeming to oppose any favoured piece of legislation automatically makes you a troll to that party's supporters. And that is the state of political discourse today.
"Life" can mean a lot of different things. Ask JFK.
Yeah I only added white because many in the US obviously wouldn't care, if they were black or hispanic
Imagine this scenario
China, and a bunch of their allies in South America who have formed a political/economic union, get together and oust the democratically elected president and parliament of Mexico and get appointed a group who immediately pull Mexico out of NAFTA and force them to consider joining a Chinese-controlled defence bloc.
Further imagine that the northernmost Mexican states are primarily populated by ethnic white Americans, and that the new Mexican state is openly hostile to Americans and is threatening to exterminate them.
Oh, and imagine that your only warm-water naval port was located in a part of Mexico that used to be part of the US, and also that a large part of your foreign trade depends on pipelines that go through Mexico to reach your customers.
Then imagine that those northern states rebel and demand to join the United States.
What would you do?
Mat leave is prioritized in western countries because our economy prioritizes constant growth over all other considerations, and because we aren't having enough children to satisfy that growth over the coming decades. So mat leave laws exist to try to encourage people to have more children.
And yes, I know constant growth in a finite world is stupid. But so is a debt-based money system.
Yeah, when even winning results in 4% or more of your total population dying, the appetite for war can diminish.
Not that normal people ever want war. Certainly not war in their own country or anywhere close to them personally.
Well, maybe it would give them a reason not to go $100k into student debt learning a skill that will be useless.