Essay: Preferential Hiring in the United States of America

No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America.  Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression.  When it comes to evaluating the degree to…

Commercial Fishing: Development, Harvesting, Processing

Commercial fishing is a worldwide enterprise that involves the capture of marine and freshwater fish and shellfish and their preparation for market. Fishing equipment ranges from small boats whose nets are cast and hauled in by hand to factory ships equipped with the most advanced technologies for finding, harvesting, and preparing huge amounts of fish.…

Essay: Reasons why Poverty Exists

It is often overwhelming for people when they hear about all the problems that plague third world or “developing” countries today.  People are aware about all the poverty, exploitation, environmental degradation, corruption and conflict that ravage these countries without knowing the reason WHY these problems exist.  How come these problems don’t take place in first…

Linda McQuaig’s Shooting the Hippo: Causes and Results of Debt

Linda McQuaig’s most recent book, “Shooting the Hippo” is about the causes and results of the debt. It is a look at both the factual causes and the arguments which are merely presented to us through the various elements of the media. McQuaig delivers an insightful overview of the extensive media coverage which has bombarded…

Alexander and Baldwin: History of (A&B)

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (“A&B”) is a diversified corporation with most of its operations centered in Hawaii.  It was founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1900.  Ocean transportation operations and related shoreside operations of A&B are conducted by a wholly-owned subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc.(“Matson”), and several Matson subsidiaries, all of which are headquartered in…

The Economics of the National Hockey League: Summary & Analysis

J.C.H. Jones’s article “The Economics of the National Hockey League” (1969)purpose is to explain through simple micro economics that the prime motive of professional hockey team owners is profit maximization. The owners argue that their main interest is “for the love of the game,” not the financial benefits of owning a professional sports franchise and…

Malcolm Baldrige: Secretary of Commerce & Quality Award

The Malcolm Baldrige Award is the highest most recognized quality award in the United States of America. In 1987 the U.S. Congress established the Malcolm Baldrige award program to recognize U.S. organizations for their achievements in the quality and performance excellence as a competitive edge. Its recipients, that are well known, are held on a…