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Leaving America: Why I gave up my citizenship - The Globe and Mail
november 2018 by jerryking
Immigration undergoes a sea change - The Globe and Mail
CHRYSTIA FREELAND | Columnist profile
From Friday's Globe and Mail
Oct. 06, 2011

In the age of the Internet, the jet plane and the multinational company, the concepts of immigration, citizenship and even statehood are changing.
Chrystia_Freeland  Diaspora  immigration  immigrants  citizenship 
october 2011 by jerryking
Modern citizens know a library’s worth
Aug. 30, 2011 | Globe &Mail | VINCENT LAM. There are two
priceless features of each of the 18 million annual library visits in
this city. First, sharing wisdom through the library & its programs
increases the wealth of our community. We learn, innovate and enrich our
city by sharing knowledge through books, films, lectures and
discussion. Second, the library is completely democratic. It provides
access to information, culture &leisure for new immigrants and
established Canadians, to children and the elderly, and to all
Torontonians whether they’re rich or going through tough times.

Speaking of tough times, in which we’re told that all belts must
tighten: Such are the precise times in which those with less disposable
income need access to good libraries more than ever. Those who can’t buy
books need to access the library’s collections, not to see acquisitions
or library hours cut. The destruction of the ancient Library of
Alexandria is one of the intellectual tragedies of antiquity.
civics  citizenship  libraries  Toronto  Rob_Ford  cutbacks  hard_times  austerity  TPL  social_fabric  commonwealth  institutions  engaged_citizenry 
september 2011 by jerryking
Knowledge of math = personal success + better citizenship - The Globe and Mail
September 2, 2010 | Globe & Mail editorial.

Modern citizens should be able to approach quantitative studies and claims both critically and respectfully. Indeed, non-scientific lay people may be better able to evaluate them than they expect, because statistical studies often depend upon some quite loose, non-mathematical concepts, and common sense may detect imprecision and even fallacies in the very premises of the research in question.

Democracy and the market economy, in this age of mathematical science, require a public that is numerate enough to have some sense of what is valid - and won't just acquiesce or shrug their shoulders.
citizenship  civics  democracy  engaged_citizenry  fallacies_follies  imprecision  infoliteracy  life_skills  mathematics  numeracy 
september 2010 by jerryking
Application game
February 2010 [Monocle] Christopher Frey
citizenship  Canadian  Northwood 
may 2010 by jerryking
A Culture of Emigration
April 1991 | Atlantic Monthly | by Cait Murphy
Northwood  citizenship 
may 2010 by jerryking
Rich Chinese Businessmen Want Hong Kong Homes
May 13, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Bruce Einhorn. Wealthy
from stimulus money pumped into the Chinese economy, they are driving up
residential real estate, in a slump since the 1997 post-takeover crash.
real_estate  China  high_net_worth  Hong_Kong  passports  immigration  citizenship  Northwood 
may 2010 by jerryking
Keeping your funds in the family
Jun 7, 2005. | Financial Times. pg. 10 | KEVIN ALLISON.
TAXATION: A relative who gets US citizenship can make problems for
wealthy foreigners seeking to manage their inheritance
ProQuest  high_net_worth  Northwood  citizenship 
may 2010 by jerryking

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