Sikhs and Muslims (among others such as Rastafarian, Amish, etc -not in India) who have long beards as part of their religious uniformed identity. Corporations like McDonald's who require their workers to be without beards and clean shave in order to get the job will now make it up to the individual to decide if keeping your beard (symbolic in regards to keeping your culture and your religious identity) is worth sacrificing the ability to have a livelihood and create a family. Without a job, without land, and without money, those with highly religious identities will face limited opportunities in India. The other part, not being mentioned about Modi is the fact the other part of his voters were religious nationalists and Indian nationalists which means Modi can easily form civilian militias in order to push through changes in the regions not allowing for it to occur. By force and fear with his militia, by investment or lack of investment, and by rhetoric and charm, Modi's election win will forever change India.
In the First World, many countries and regions (ex: E.U.) that were accommodating in the past are changing towards a uniformed business model and are strengthening their anti-immigration policies as well as their tolerance for accommodating those from other countries and religions. More countries in the E.U. are looking towards the private sector in order to garner investment in regions because they cannot borrow money from banks like they did in the past. Centrist parties who have been in power for decades are falling now and failing their supporters. What remains now is 4-5 years of pain if you vote for leftist parties who have no real support or finances and are shifting themselves to the center in order to get voters. The Right will speed up market ideas with their "slash and burn" method and plans. In other words, and in medical terms, it's a "wait and see" with the use of medication regularly (pushed through by the Centrist parties), immediate surgery with medication used immediately (pushed through by the Right parties), and getting other people to pay for your surgery and your medication (pushed through by the Left parties). Either way, the individual/nation needs treatment and "No treatment" is not an option for the patient/nation who is in a dire situation presently.
chool boards in Ontario now face amalgamation by the two school boards coming together as one. Both school boards face job cuts, wage freezes, hiring freezes, and the implementation of contract workers instead of unionized members. The private sector in the early 2000's spent money creating private schools and better funded programs that would enable those with money to get the best education possible for their children. However by doing so, money that was going into public school at that time went to private schools and that created a vacuum in finances that the public schools are still unable to fill. Though it may be better for your children, not everyone's children benefited by your choices when you withdrew your children from public schools and took them to more affordable private schools such as Montessori. Something to think about when those that argue against the private sector and privatization take a look at the whole of the social reality they live in. The middle class by their own choices, helped enable the private sector to take hold. It's not the rich vs. the poor as the unions like to create. Though one must ask the unions (specifically the public sector unions), which of the political parties in any country are actually trying to save jobs? and which of the political parties can actually save those jobs? No one political party can defeat the market. That is out of their realm and has always been out of their realm.
Presently, the private sector and the markets are working together to eliminate unions by weakening specializations and by delegating duties from one person to many persons in order to cut salaries (ex: an R.N's more expensive salary and duties for the lower salary of R.P.N's with the added duties of the R.N.'s). In the past, this was the same principal that occurred with the creation of factories and the elimination of skilled workers and Guilds. Though Guilds had power and influence in the 1200's, by the 1800's they were virtually useless, exclusive, and therefore not required. In simplistic terms, if your skill is not valuable, then you don't hold any bargaining power and you don't need to be bargained with. Therefore, you do a replaceable job and can be replaced at the snap of a finger for the smallest discretionary action or word. Smaller tasks, easier to replace. This enables workers to be non-unionized. This is what is occurring presently, and how the private sector and the markets will eliminate the power of unions when it comes to nurses and other highly paid public sector jobs.
When it comes to firefighters and police that depend on the public sector for their salaries, new technology like drones and CCTV facial recognition technology eliminates their jobs and the power of their unions. When it comes to teachers, an amalgamated school board eliminates many of their jobs and their unions. One by one, with the ending of government subsidies and a huge, hungry, skilled underclass in place ready for those jobs, any job for that matter, those public sector jobs all go on the chopping block since the government cannot pay for them any longer. Therefore, unions and union power is a thing of the past. The only thing left is how long the unions are going to fight the inevitable and how messy it will be for everyone involved. The longer and messier the fight is, it won't change much since the unions still won't be able to save the jobs because the market is working full force against them. Just like the Guilds before them, Unions are things of the past.
o going back before Globalization, no going back to the days before technology or before industrialization. We are past those points. We are at a "point of no return". This is where we are now and this is what we are facing presently. The masses as a whole wanted equality, everyone wanted to be a "global citizen". The masses got their wish but it's not what you pictured or what you wanted when you asked for it. Is "Privatization is going to make people rich?". Nope!! because most people won't be able to afford the services provided. It's true that some will get rich, however many won't. Other's who want to invest, can't afford to invest in opportunities in order to make the profits that will be possible when "sell offs" and "privatization" occurs. Privatization does allow investment to come in. Privatization will demand for government subsidies and government borrowing to end and taxes cuts to be implemented. Privatization will eliminate the need for unions to exist and public union workers (meaning most of the public sector) to exist. In this privatized and individualized reality, how you want to live is up to you. How much debt you want to accrue is up to you. However, no government or government agencies will bail you out. The risks you take financially is up to you. If you need it, the service will be provided, however, you will pay for it with your own money because though the government will function, it will not function the way it did in the past in regards to being able to give you money for tokens, or to pay for employees to hire you, or to pay for ambulances, or to ask the whole to pay for the few. Those days from the "Golden Era" are long gone and they are not coming back no matter who you vote in.
through the entertainment sector is allowing the world to get used to seeing ghost towns, illnesses and super drug resistance bugs hitting massive populations, massive poverty, huge food lines and large job lines, empty food shelves in stores, machines replacing humans and living in everyday society side by side with humans, the wealthy and the masses living in different parts of society and separated from one another (without access and contact with one another)."Predictive Programming"
Devaluation, Inflation, Hyperinflation, or Stagflation -anyone of these is possible presently and in the future. "The rise of China", and "the rise of America" is really more about the wealthy investors and where they will invest in and what country will be used as their instrument of power, as their "Global policeman". Who will do their "dirty work" for them because with all due respect to my readers, money's only intent and purpose is that it was made to move. Money was not made to stay still, and you need a "global policeman" to control the flow of money and make sure it keeps moving the way you want it to move. The future is yours if you believe in yourself enough to make it yours. In truth, you have no other choice, so adapt, see the world and the markets for what it is, and make the best future possible for yourself. In making the future as bright as possible for you, you simultaneously have the opportunity and possibility to make the future the best and brightest for those around you by how you use that money and what you invest in. There is no other way in this present reality because there is no more government hand outs. There never was another choice presently no matter what the education system and the unions have to say. No one else but you can make you future better than it is at this moment. The future is coming. The only question left is are you going to be blindsided by it and go kicking and screaming and lose everything in the process or are you going to prepare yourself for the future and do everything you can to succeed? The choice is up to you!!!
2014 Retail Stores Closing, Going Out of Business, Filing Bankruptcy
2014 US Retail Downsizing & Store Closings Roundup - Alphabetical List
"The store closings on this roundup list were last updated on April 30, 2014"
The Retail Death Rattle Grows Louder
"The definition of death rattle is a sound often produced by someone who is near death when fluids such as saliva and bronchial secretions accumulate in the throat and upper chest. The person can’t swallow and emits a deepening wheezing sound as they gasp for breath. This can go on for two or three days before death relieves them of their misery. The American retail industry is emitting an unmistakable wheezing sound as a long slow painful death approaches. The inevitable shuttering of at least 3 billion square feet of retail space is a certainty. The aging demographics of the U.S. population, dire economic situation of both young and old, and sheer lunacy of the retail expansion since 2000, guarantee a future of ghost malls, decaying weed infested empty parking lots, retailer bankruptcies, real estate developer bankruptcies, massive loan losses for the banking industry, and the loss of millions of retail jobs".
"A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace. Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water. Wealthy tycoons such as T. Boone Pickens, former President George H.W. Bush and his family, Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Philippines’ Manuel V. Pangilinan and other Filipino billionaires, and others are also buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world. The second disturbing trend is that while the new water barons are buying up water all over the world, governments are moving fast to limit citizens’ ability to become water self-sufficient (as evidenced by the well-publicized Gary Harrington’s case in Oregon, in which the state criminalized the collection of rainwater in three ponds located on his private land, by convicting him on nine counts and sentencing him for 30 days in jail)".