March 4, 2021


We are in the midst of a financial crisis, deep in an economic recession. There...

We are in the midst of a financial crisis, deep in an economic recession. There was a very strange book written sometime in the late seventies by the science fiction writer Philip K Dick. It’s called Valis , and it really is the oddest, most exasperating book I’ve ever read. On the one hand it is clearly autobiographical, containing details about Dick‘s own life, his failed marriage and his nervous breakdown, on the other there are fantastical elements in it which might be describing something that had actually happened, but might just as easily be science fiction conceits. I won’t go into the plot here, except to say that there is a single line he repeats over and over again throughout the book, always in bold, always in capital letters. THE EMPIRE NEVER ENDED – he says, like that – THE EMPIRE NEVER ENDED. We provide industry-standard physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal data we process and maintain. For example, we take reasonable measures to limit access to this data to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Services. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for data we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services and you do so at your own risk. Having an online presence also helps you to understand what the market is desperately looking for or things that they are hoping to get when dealing with your type of business. If you are the first to be able to satisfy their needs, they will definitely recommend your business to others and good words about your business will spread. How will you and your JV partner split expenses? Is your JV partnership large enough that it may need a bank loan? In your JV business plan, know how you and your partner will fund the venture. It may be as simple as contributing $1000 each into a JV “kitty” to get the venture rolling. Wherever the funding comes from, clarify who will pay for what expenses and how much each is willing to contribute. Other non-tariff trade barriers exist for the same reason as tariffs, which is to increase the cost of imported goods as they come to the domestic market. An example of such a trade barrier is something called local content requirements, which specify that a good must contain a certain amount of domestic raw materials or labor. In Canada for instance television and radio shows are required to air a certain amount of Canadian-produced shows. Another such trade barrier is technical and product standards. For instance the European Union does not allow the import of any beef that was produced using growth hormones. The reason behind this standard is mostly the health of the consumer, but also sanitation, product safety, and the health of the environment.