Walmart: An economic cancer on our cities Not a new idea. Back in the last century I took a vacation to lake Placid and they had successfully passed a city ordinance banning Wal-mart and a few other ‘big box’ stores. Much has bee written on how the likes of Chapters/Indigo has destroyed the small bookstore. Reality… Continue reading

Print publishers have no idea who is buying their books

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Dumbing Down Science Education

The BBC is not normally a hotbed of high standards, but it offers this report on the dumbing down of science education in the UK: The new GCSE science curriculum has been branded “sound bite science” which takes a back-to-front approach. Sir Richard Sykes, rector of Imperial College London,… Continue reading