Seize the continent

“The explosion of imported goods from China, India and other Asian economies is leading to serious congestion in the ports, rails and roads of North America. The solution may lie with Canada’s own transportation infrastructure,” co-wrote York University Professor Charles McMillan in the Financial Post.

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Unpaid internships: The most precarious work of all

“You won’t find the word ‘intern’ in our employment laws at all. It’s an industry term,” said York Professor David Doorey in the Toronto Star. “There seems to be a widely held belief that an employer avoids our basic employment law rules simply by labelling someone an intern. That’s wrong.”

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Why is common sense so uncommon?

“Business people would do well to remember some of the principles and values that have steered many long-standing and successful enterprises through the inevitable turbulence every company experiences,” wrote Paul Tsaparis, executive-in-residence at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in The Globe and Mail.

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Why barbers should buy stocks

Schulich Professor Moshe Milevsky thinks his barber Enzo should invest more in stocks than his finance students should. “The jobs of people who work on Wall Street are very sensitive to the economy and stock market,” said Milevsky in Businessweek.

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