Ryan Leonard

Thunder Bay, Canada

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Ryan Leonard
Posted over 2 years ago
What are the differences between US and the SCIENTIST?
I think you're looking at this the wrong way. It's not scietists that have a certain way of thinking. It's peope who think a certain way that become scientists. Scientists do work based on basic human needs and curiosity, and if it wasn't for a interest in certain subjects scientists wouldn't be able to perform the level they do today. So by categorizing scientists as "them" and non-scientists as "us" isn't entirely correct. They provide a service for the general population, tirelessly researching items and topics we wouldn't otherwise be capable of and publish his/her findings for all of us to read and educate ourselves on. They need "us" as much as we need "them" and we are all part of each other for better or worse.
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Ryan Leonard
Posted over 2 years ago
Should Canada's provinces share their wealth from their natural resources?
An excellent question, one that raises a couple of my own: I think the provincial government should benefit from the additional tax revenue from natural resources because it is the province itself that has the shoulder the burden of the environmental and social ramifications of having mining complexes, oil sands, etc. On the other hand, if it right for one province to have a windfall while another lives in poverty only because of thier geographical locations? Perhaps a mix of both provincial and federal would be best, or have the federal goverment tax everything but devide up the revenue based on environmental damage, development needs of the population on a yearly basis?
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Ryan Leonard
Posted over 2 years ago
Why countries have less money than companies?
The main reason corporations in these times we live in have more cash (or rather, capital) than countries is because of thier priorities. All corporations make decisions based on a single purpose, to make money. A corporation's end-goal will always be to maximise profits and gain as much capital as possible. Countries SHOULDN'T be managed like corporations because a country's governement should focus on the overall well-being of its citizens, not profit. I'm not economics expert, but I believe in my lifetime I will see a change from a country being measured on how well it's doing not based on GDP but rather the overall well-being of its citizens. This will render the first question "Why countries have less money than companies?" completely moot, since money is not a priority. As for the final question, why countires cound't be as innovative as companies? I don't believe it should be the government's responsibility to innovate, but provide a platform on which innovation can stem. Provide education to children and affordable tuition fees so those children can grow up to be innovators. Set up incentives for business to have nicer working environments and good flexible working hours to keep the working population happy. If you provide the means, people will innovate. And that itself (in my opinion) is worth more than all of the gold in the entire world.