CKA Forums
Login 
canadian forums
bottom
 
 
Canadian Forums

Author Topic Options
Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Vancouver Canucks
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 29960
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:38 pm
 


Title: Rich man, poor man: A closer look at Oxfam's inequality figures
Category: Economics
Posted By: andyt
Date: 2017-01-16 22:22:56
Canadian


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Montreal Canadiens
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 33691
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:38 pm
 


Pathetic.

Canadian rich guys are small fish in a big pond.


These are the guys you want:


Image


They are all in Davos right now.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/market ... verty.html


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Calgary Flames
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 31999
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:52 pm
 


Ah, the Davos crowd. How fortunate to have their leadership in such a world. Someone on Twitter was helpful enough to translate their code-words into human language:

Image

BTW, the "third industrial revolution" was comprised of nothing but TED Talks.


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 33492
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:58 am
 


John Brunner had exclusion zones in his novels. Areas that had been hit by earthquakes. The govt couldn't afford reconstruction. So the locals were forced to stay there with periodic food supplied. These areas became breeding grounds for tribalism that would spill into the regular folks' areas causing a lot of grief.


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 33492
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:07 am
 


John Brunner had paid avoidance zones in his novels. Areas that had been hit by earthquakes. The govt couldn't afford reconstruction. So the locals were forced to stay there with periodic food supplied. These areas became breeding grounds for tribalism that would spill into the regular folks' areas causing a lot of grief.

Have you read Shockwave Rider? posting.php?mode=edit&f=59&p=2228553


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 15244
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:00 am
 


martin14 martin14:
Pathetic.

Canadian rich guys are small fish in a big pond.


These are the guys you want:


Image


They are all in Davos right now.



Americans should be more worried about DeVos than Davos:

$1:
President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will nominate the [billionaire] Michigan philanthropist and prominent Republican donor Betsy DeVos to be U.S. Education Secretary.

DeVos, 58, is married to Dick DeVos, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the governorship in Michigan. He is the former president of Amway, which his father co-founded, and of the Orlando Magic NBA team. Her brother, Erik Prince, founded Blackwater, the controversial security firm. The family has given to a number of conservative and Christian organizations....According to Chalkbeat, DeVos’s family poured $1.45 million into an effort to prevent Michigan from adding oversight for charter schools. That effort ultimately failed. DeVos and her husband have been supporters of charter schools for decades and longtime opponents of regulation. And according to Chalkbeat, around 80 percent of the state’s charter schools are run by private companies.


https://www.theatlantic.com/education/a ... ry/508661/


$1:
The impact of the education policies DeVos championed across the nation is controversial. In Michigan, where DeVos has been particularly influential, there is little evidence of improved outcomes but strong documentation of abuses by for-profit charters and lax oversight. DeVos herself, however, seems not primarily preoccupied with understanding what teaching methods or school organizational structures are most effective. ...In private for-profit educational markets, a veritable who’s who of investors and entrepreneurs have seen opportunity in applying market disciplines and new technologies to a sector that often seemed to shun both on principle. As attractive and intuitive as these ideas might be, with surprising regularity, those who pursued them have failed to achieve their financial objectives precisely because they let their political enthusiasms color their business judgements. DeVos has invested in a number of these misguided efforts.

Over a decade ago, DeVos invested in the online charter-school operator K12, which targeted the growing homeschool market. But K12’s overly expansive business model made it both significantly less profitable and more prone to regulatory and operating deficiencies than smaller, less ideologically driven competitors. K12 still trades below its IPO price from 2007.


https://www.theatlantic.com/education/a ... er/513266/


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 33492
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:10 am
 


At least Rickc can't accuse you of not doing your homework in this case. But isn't the atlantic the lieberal media?


Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests




 
     
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © Canadaka.net. Powered by © phpBB.