Zuckerberg Just Proved Once Again That Congress Doesn’t Understand The Internet

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Description:  Today’s jumbled Facebook hearing left little faith that Congress could ever draft a useful data-protection bill, much less agree on one. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Apr 11, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40557799/zuckerberg-just-proved-once-again-that-congress-doesnt-understand-the-internet?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04122018 Questions for discussion: Do you agree with the opinions expressed in this article? What should government do, if anything?

Trump claims the post office is losing billions because of Amazon, but it’s a lot more complicated

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Description: President Donald Trump is clearly not a fan of Amazon. He attacked the company via Twitter five times in the last week. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 06, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/06/trump-claims-amazon-is-ripping-off-post-office-but-its-complicated.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about delivery logistics at Amazon? Why would Amazon be motivated to use multiple delivery services rather… Read more »

In search of higher margins, Canada Goose to make more of its own luxury coats

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Description: Company plans to have as many as 20 stores by the end of 2020 from six now Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 21, 2018 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-goose-production-1.4586041 Questions for discussion: Explain the success of the firm from an operations management point of view. Why has domestic production helped increase margins? What else can management do to… Read more »

Gun maker stocks fall after Dick’s Sporting Goods takes a stand

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Description: Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands stock falls to near 5-year low, Sturm, Ruger shares hit 3-year low Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/gun-maker-stocks-fall-after-dicks-sporting-goods-takes-a-stand-2018-02-28 Questions for discussion: What impact has Dick’s Sporting Goods decision had on investor’s thinking? Do you think other retailers will simply pick up more sales? How should… Read more »

As ‘Ban the Box’ Spreads, Private Employers Still Have Questions

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Description: Tight labor markets and simple compassion are among the reasons that small businesses are getting behind fair-chance employment, a movement to level the playing field for job hunters who have a criminal record. But even advocates acknowledge that, despite the momentum, there are hurdles beyond the expected concerns about public safety. Source: NYTimes.com Date:… Read more »

Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear

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Description: Trucks will someday drive themselves out of warehouses and cruise down freeways without the aid of humans or even a driver’s cab — about that there seems little disagreement. The question is how soon that day gets here. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 13, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/business/self-driving-trucks.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What are the factors pushing… Read more »

Andrew Coyne: Time to bust the myth. Canada does not have to be in aerospace

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Description: It is time we took stock. We have poured billions of dollars down this sink hole, and all it has bought us is the right to go on pouring billions more Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 28, 2017 Link: http://nationalpost.com/opinion/andrew-coyne-time-to-bust-the-myth-canada-does-not-have-to-be-in-aerospace Questions for discussion: What are the arguments for subsidizing the aerospace industry in Canada? What… Read more »

Egan: Sell pot just like LCBO, where boss earns $500K and clerks $27 an hour

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Description: The government selling weed to anybody is a terrible idea. So is the creation of a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to create and run a retail network. Source: OttawaCitizen.com Date: Sep 11, 2017 Link: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-sell-pot-just-like-lcbo-where-boss-earns-500k-and-clerks-27-an-hour Questions for discussion: What are the arguments against government run businesses, as presented in this… Read more »

Manitoba government suggests reopening contracts

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Description: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister plans to meet with public sector unions after suggesting current collective agreements are unsustainable. Source: CBC Date: 11/28/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/something-s-got-to-give-pallister-puts-reopening-collective-agreements-on-the-table-1.3871831 Related Links: • Winnipeg Sun story • Winnipeg Free Press story • Canadian Press story • Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union • MGEU contracts • Premier Pallister Questions for… Read more »

University of Manitoba, faculty reach deal

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Description: After a 20-day strike, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association and the university have agreed on a new contract. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 11/22/2016 Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/22/university-of-manitoba-strike-is-over-after-union-votes-for-deal-monday-night.html Related links: • Earlier story • Analysis by student Zach Fleisher • The University of Manitoba • The faculty association • The previous collective agreement Questions for… Read more »