Following Japan’s defeat after the second world war, the Japanese have not been allowed to build up a defensive force. This was understandable at the time, since Japan had been aggressively using their military force until two atom bombs forced them to cease their aggression. The fact was that Japan was not to be trusted, therefore […]Read more "Should Japan Be Able To Defend Itself And Its Allies?"
Elections in Canada for the new Prime Minister are on October 19th. The contenders are shockingly close in early polling numbers with the New Democratic Party, led by Thomas Mulclair, in the lead. This is a surprising twist as the Liberal candidate, Justin Trudeau, maintained that lead up until recent polling. Lagging behind both is […]Read more "Canadian Elections 2015: A 3 Horse Race"
Elon Musk (the billionaire, engineer, inventor, investor, overall entrepreneurial genius) became a worldwide figure through the founding of Tesla Motors, his fully electric car company. The irony in that is Nikola Tesla is the exact historical figure in which Musk encapsulates. Both men are and have accomplished unbelievably incredible feats. These individuals come around once every century, […]Read more "Elon Musk: The Tesla of Our Times"
What defines corporate social responsibility? Are corporations supposed to be responsible actors for the local community, society as a whole, stakeholders, shareholders, and/or the environment? The problem with fracking (hydraulic fracturing) practices in Oklahoma is making the definition of corporate social responsibility very blurry. Fracking is simply an advanced technique that allows oil drilling companies […]Read more "Fracking in Oklahoma"
Viacom, just like many other television networks, is struggling. It has seen viewership drop drastically in its flagship stations which cater to young audiences. These include the infamous MTV, VH1, and Nickelodeon. Sumner Redstone is the majority owner of the network and at age 92 refuses to admit defeat. He does not want to sell […]Read more "A Strong Case for Product Placement"
Recently, there have been a lot of commercials featuring both Fiat and Chrysler 200. They are so different that I almost forgot that they are the same company. Fiat’s new campaign is all about targeting the millennials. The short ads are trippy, short, and repetitive. They contain all things that would relate to the internet generation and […]Read more "Chrysler and Fiat…Same Company, Different Ad Strategies"
Everyone knows that McDonald’s is struggling. It has been a behemoth of the fast food chains throughout the world for so long. However, all good times must come to an end and that is precisely what is happening to McDonald’s. A mixture of weak emerging economy growth combined with changing eating trends in developed […]Read more "McDonald’s…I’m Lovin’ The Effort"