Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Speaking of Canada, Paul Krugman wrote a column in the NYTimes today that said Toyota is building a plant in Ontario instead of the southern US because 1) the workforce in the Southern US proved itself (in various Toyota plants) to be too uneducated and sometimes illiterate. 2) Canada's national health care system means Toyota doesn't have to pay the bill for workers' health costs. What say you to this?
Captain, Sorry, been away for a bit. To answer your question left on my blog, Calgary is a city of approx 1 million. In response to your link, I thought (a) Nicely done CBC and (b) Who cares.Did you notice that the other largest news agencies have similiar policies? All news agencies SHOULD restrict what they say to be just the story. Unfortunately that doesn't get the viewers. Its too bad really that individuals are more interested in entertainment and fault blaming then they are with just learning the facts. Reminds me of the responses, by several American news stations, when Mr. Jackson got aquitted of his charges. They said, "he used to be known as the king of pop, now we will call him king of molestation" and better yet one reporter just went on screaming at the top of his lungs, "he is sick, sick, sick, what a disgusting horrible man."Im sorry but that is a personal opinion, not the news. Tell me the damn news, what happened the time, the events leading to and after the incident, and Im good. I dont need to hear why you or anyone else has taken it upon themself to "label" those involved. Yes, I believe all the attacks that were named in the CBC article were indeed terrorist attacks...but again, that is my opinion, not fact. News should be fact...instead of the wave after wave of catchy slogans and fancy logo animations. -Brad
Jtapp,Had not thought of that, but it certainly warrants thinking. Reminds me of how you can be trained to be so focused on one particular aspect of a policy that you do see an obvious glaring advantage to that same policy. Yeah, heck, makes perfect sense for Toyota to do that. Why pay for health care coverage which can at times run 20% of total compensation. Especially if corporate taxes are low, then you can effectively get corporations to be subsidized (although this is a moderately improper use of the word, but flow with me on it) by forcing the costs of national health care on personal income taxes.However the second reason I think it's just Paul Krugman taking a pot shot at those accursed red states for which he has disdain.But, really, that's something I will have to consider in the future when looking at FDI.Bradman,Welcome back. Situated from your trip to Cyprus? Yes, I know that this is the policy of other major news organizations, and yes, I can appreciate just reporting the news, but jesus christo, you can't call a duck a duck because of political correctness? Ugh!
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