Cigarettes should not be banned in Canada. Everyone has seen the ancient government infomercial made in the early 2000’s aimed to steer children and teens away from taking cigarettes. They have had some effect to the new generation according to Statistics Canada with the percentage of Canadians smoking declining from 21% to 18% over the last 5 year. This study also shows that the majority of smokers are in their 40s. Many Canadians still think that the government can do better and have campaigned relentlessly to make cigarettes illegal.
Scott Fitzgerald. “The Great Gatsby” was about how life was before the great depression and how it went from great to not so good. This book taught people about our history and what made the roaring twenties so great. Well it used to teach people that, until it got band out of high school libraries because of its language and somewhat sexual content. Something that is not often thought about when banning a book, is the culture you’re throwing away with it.
To add on, they missed out marketing in a large area: China. China has a US$13.5 billion online gaming industry and Xbox One was the first console to be released since the law prohibiting production and sale of gaming consoles was rescinded. With 598million estimated number of active social networking users in China, Microsoft could have rode on this more by advertising on social media sites such as Weibo and Tencent’s QZone. According to the Business Insider, Chinese gamers are not used to paying for games. Microsoft could thus release more games that charge fees after a free trial to help boost
Even a gradual approach will push prices up. Modern fabs are already eye-wateringly expensive: Intel recently cancelled one with costs rumoured to have topped $5 billion. If raw speed is vital, a customer might be willing to pay more for exotic, high-speed chips, says Linley Gwennap, who runs the Linley Group. But for many products, like midrange smartphones, that will not make sense. All the big chipmakers intend to keep shrinking their circuits until at least 2020 or so, but if that is at the expense of rapidly rising production costs, then economics could bring the curtain down on Moore’s law before physics does.
One way people abuse the welfare system is by participating in illegal drugs and consuming alcohol. If a person has the money to buy drugs and alcohol, then why do they need our tax dollars too? Why should the people be responsible for feeding someone else’s addiction? Most related studies show that one-third of welfare recipients use illegal drugs (Rector). If the government would anonymously give welfare recipients a drug and alcohol test once a month, then the amount of people who abuse the welfare system would dramatically decrease.
Also from 1990 to 2013, America's crime rate had fallen 48%, even though the number of illegal immigrants increased from 3.5 million to 11.2 million. Americans have intensely agreed that illegal immigrants are embezzling them out of jobs, but is this true? Illegal immigrants might be able to be stopped from “robbing” jobs by a wall being built. Immigrants add to the calls of many things, making more opportunities for
The other reason is that defendants in sexual offence cases should not benefit from the law by separating from other criminals due to the low reporting rate in sexual offence cases (the Guardian, 2013).The most recent annual statistics from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) illustrated that 106,098 sexual offences (including stalking, rape, sexual assault and sex murder and violence)were recorded by the police in the year ending March 2016, an increase of about 20% compared with the previous year (ONS, 2017). There has been a steady increase in cases recorded between 2012 and 2016, with a greater willingness of victims to report to the police being thought be a main reason. However, some research indicates that sexual offences are
There were fewer media moguls controlling the movie scene, and more independent producers and writers creating controversial topics (sex, politics, drugs) for the youth market. “To maintain their profit, studios made fewer and lavish pictures and charged theaters more to show them,” said Plummer (2010). The 1960’s laid the foundation for future movie making. The movie industry found that if movie makers made sequels to popular movies that the audience like and familiar with, then they would have to do less marketing and advertising for the sequels. Forward-thinking and controversial movie topics gave the movie industry hope for the
“The Postal Service experienced a 13 percent drop in mail volume last fiscal year, more than double any previous decline, and lost $3.8 billion,” (Source C). Efforts in offsetting the losses has caused changes in which could lead to ending Saturday deliveries along with longer delivery times. The rate of inflation would be exceeded as postage stamp prices would be on the rise and possible layoffs could occur, (Source A). The problem could be counteract with the use of a seven day delivery system, which part time arrangements could allow for more part time jobs to Americans and mailing would be faster and more efficient. “Adding incentives” (Source A) to motivate a worker instead of “Paying high wages” would prove a better strategy as it would sustain the amount of money gained and allow for the use of more employees.
Economic studies also show that terrorist activities can direct and negative effect on foreign direct investment (FDI) (Rasheed and Tahir, 2012). Shahbaz, Javed, Dar and Sattar (2013) study on the relationship between terrorist attacks and FDI in Pakistan. According to their findings, while there is a big increase in growth rate of foreign investment growth in 2000 which have the lowest attacks, there is a there is a big decrease in net foreign direct investment in 2007 which have the highest terrorist attack rate in Pakistan. This reduction is related terrorist activities due to the fact that terrorist activities decrease the foreign investor confidence. Other components that hinder economic growth are tourism, the number of firms and employment.