Category Archives: Business Behaviour

Amazon, Facebook, Google: too big?

On May 15, 1911, the US Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil was an “unreasonable” monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act.  It ordered Standard to break up into 34 independent companies. Mr. Dave Hodges and Dr. Michael Savage muse that … Continue reading

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“Beware the ‘tion-factor'”

The writer in the link below compels us to be wary of the “tion-factor”:  amalgamation, deinstitutionalization, privatization, globalization, suburbanization and intensification. Government and business love such words because when John and Jane Q. Citizen hear or read them they think:  … Continue reading

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Politician-purchasers, media-purchasers

Mr. Trump is a thorn in the side of the political and media circles who have been bought and paid for. Who are the politician-purchasers and media-purchasers in your locality? P.S.  The sky has still not fallen in the UK.  … Continue reading

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A Bloody Mary with bloody chicken wings

It’s estimated that 1.25 billion (no, we’re not talking about gas plant cancellations) chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday in the United States.  Is Canada good for, say, a quarter of a billion? Some or all of … Continue reading

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Donation, or better business

Before your business makes a donation based on altruism, attention, a tax benefit (or a combination thereof) ask yourself these questions: Do we produce a product with safe ingredients and safe byproducts? Is our manufacturing process and business culture safe … Continue reading

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“It’s the pollution, stupid”

It’s not about human-made climate change.  (Robert and Leo, you can go back to acting now.) It’s about human-made pollution. It’s about waste in our air. It’s about sulfur oxides in our air. It’s about nitrogen oxides in our air. … Continue reading

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Cap-and-trade: smoke-and-mirrors

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris begins next week.  To prime yourself for this shindig, read here how Mr. Mark Steyn, author of A Disgrace to the Profession, challenges the science behind the “hockey stick” graph.  It … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 3

Brant candidates in the recent federal election were asked by The Expositor how their party, if elected, would grow the local economy.  In the preamble, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant provided some background statements which inspired us to … Continue reading

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Christmas music wasn’t written for October & November

With Christmas music blaring in the background, a retail employee lamented to us recently:  “I use to like Christmas.” It’s bad enough if your employees say this.  If your customers say this you have some work to do. If you … Continue reading

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Cookie Jar Needs a Lock

“A senior industry executive told The Globe and Mail in Detroit Tuesday that Canadian governments need to work harder than they have in recent years to retain existing auto factories, let alone land new assembly plants.”* Governments must, collectively, stop … Continue reading

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