Like zero tolerance

With the lowest retention rate of students to year 12 in Australia, our students need this funding.Thanks to the previous Labor Party we are stone broke owing billions, paying hundreds of millions in interest yearly. Yet with the lack of jobs, huge waiting lists in housing and hospitals, we continued to pursue large immigration policy,…

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One estimate

One estimate (from a boutique mattress upstart, so take this with a grain of salt) claimed that mainstream retailers can charge $3,000 for a mattress (after wholesale and retail markups, marketing costs, and commissions) that actually cost only $300 to produce. What accounts for this? It’s your classic oligopoly, where the market is dominated by…

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“This deal comes

“This deal comes as no surprise to us given that the provincial government helps fund the administrative costs of the BCMA, and the CEO of the BCMA, Allan Seckel, was previously the deputy minister to the premier.” The inference that the fired deputy to the discredited ex premier holds any particular sway over the subsequent…

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as the Fed study

Nevertheless, as the Fed study indicated, credit cards dominate in the electronic payment space, accounting for about half of all transactions. But continued growth of credit card volume may slow as new electronic payment schemes develop. Peter Burns, director of the Payment Cards Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, believes that small dollar…

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The practice of tipping

The practice of tipping taps into two very basic moral impulses perhaps humanity’s two most fundamental moral instincts: reciprocity and empathy. The reciprocity aspect is obvious: you give good service, I give you a good tip. (Tipping is the reason service is better here than in France.) But as comment threads about the Applebee’s waitress…

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