Your Questions About E Trade Paper Trading

Sandra asks…

Kindle e-books, I am considering buying a kindle for my wife?

As she reads a lot so I was wondering if you people who own one like them. I’m fairly good with computers so downloading shouldn’t be a problem. I guess I’m wondering if there are a lot of e-books to choose from and if the price is better than paper books. Right now she buys used books from Hastings as she can trade in her used books there. Do you like your Kindle, do they they use batteries or AC power or rechargeable?

John answers:

I love my Kindle.

I didn’t think I’d like it and my brother got one for my mom and she got one for me, we’re all voracious readers.

It’s not like reading from a computer screen at all, it’s very similar to reading ink on paper.

There are a lot of books available and you can check Amazon from a desktop to see what they have for Kindle.

There’s usually a discount, but the new releases aren’t that much cheaper than a regular paperback.

The great thing for me is that I don’t accumulate a bunch of paperbacks any longer. I used to have 20-30 paperbacks sitting around the house in various places and boxes and boxes of old ones. Now everything is either on my Kindle or in storage on Amazon’s servers (whenever you buy one you download it, takes less than a minute and it downloads directly to the Kindle via a wireless connection that is internal and doesn’t cost anything). Once you’re done reading a book you can delete it from your Kindle and can download it again at any time at no cost if you want to read it again.

The Kindle uses a battery that can be charged via USB or AC and the battery lasts a really long time if you make sure to deactivate the wireless when you’re not shopping or downloading.

The books won’t be as cheap as buying used at hastings, but for me all the other conveniences far outweigh the price.

Once she tries it, she’ll love it.

Thomas asks…

Globalization question, help!?

I’m writing a paper on Globalization (could be…sex-trade, spread of disease, child labor…etc) I am beyond stumped! I would love to write something reflecting travel in some way, possibly the ‘westernization of tourism’. i.e with travel agencies and all inclusive packages culture is being lost and replaced with western ideals. Thoughts, help, anything please.

John answers:

Well, is culture being being lost, dumbed-down or harmed by the global tourism industry? I think there is a case for that in some instances. Sacred sites and landmarks around the world eventually find themselves sharing space with a hotel, and a major bus terminal, and fast-food restaurants, and an increasing supply of daily visitors. Are cultural and historical treasures literally being eroded by over-exposure? Are travel agencies spoon-feeding culture to their customers, by prescribing the activities for the whole experience from start to end? Perhaps so, but to what extent can it be avoided?
Tourism has always been around, but never on such a scale before. In a global society, tourism is a major source of income for Governments, and cultural assets become financial assets, commodities. If culture can be presented (or mis-represented) in such a way as to make it more marketable, more appealing to tourists in general, then there is a financial motivation for doing so that many cannot pass up.

George asks…

Survey For My Research Paper ..please?

Doing a research paper and need to do a survey. Your participation is appreciated.

1) In your opinion, how much should a CEO of a publically traded company earn compared to the lowest paid workers in that company?

a) even less
b) 10 x’s
c) 100 x’s
d) 1000 x’s
e) unlimited

2) Based on question 1, would it matter if the company was private or not?

yes or no

3) Based on question 1, should it matter if the lowest paid worker is a full-time or part time employee, when wages are compared to that of the CEO?

yes or no

4) How heavily should having a college degree be weighted when determining the wage differential bewteen the lowest ranking employee and the CEO?

a) it shouldn’t matter at all
b) it should matter some what
c) it definitely should matter
d) it definitely should matter a lot

5) Based on question 4, should experience be weighted more or less than educational level when deciding what the wage differential should be between the CEO and the lowest ranking employee?

a) less weight
b) equal weight
c) more weight

6) In your humble opinion, should pay differential be regulated from top to bottom from an adopted set of standards that should be a part of a company’s code of ethics and corporate responsibility?

yes or no

John answers:

Ok, I’ll do it.

1) It depends on what the company grosses, and how many employees it has. After all, Bob’s Hair Salon would have a different range than General Foods.

2) If a company is publicly traded, it’s not a private company.

3) Yes. Part-time employees usually have very high turnover, for one thing.

4) C.

5) It depends, of course, on the job; but, I’ll say pay the college graduate more, because he may be more of an asset to the company… If we can persuade him to stay. And, a higher salary is the best incentive.

6) No. Of course not. The USSR tried that, and look how THAT turned out.

Sharon asks…

CEO Pay Survey For Research Paper?

Doing a research paper and need to do a survey. Your participation is appreciated.

1) In your opinion, how much should a CEO of a publically traded company earn compared to the lowest paid workers in that company?

a) even less
b) 10 x’s
c) 100 x’s
d) 1000 x’s
e) unlimited

2) Based on question 1, would it matter if the company was private or not?

yes or no

3) Based on question 1, should it matter if the lowest paid worker is a full-time or part time employee, when wages are compared to that of the CEO?

yes or no

4) How heavily should having a college degree be weighted when determining the wage differential bewteen the lowest ranking employee and the CEO?

a) it shouldn’t matter at all
b) it should matter some what
c) it definitely should matter
d) it definitely should matter a lot

5) Based on question 4, should experience be weighted more or less than educational level when deciding what the wage differential should be between the CEO and the lowest ranking employee?

a) less weight
b) equal weight
c) more weight

6) In your humble opinion, should pay differential be regulated from top to bottom from an adopted set of standards that should be a part of a company’s code of ethics and corporate responsibility?

yes or no

John answers:

1 e
2 no
3 yes
4 a
5 c
6 no

John asks…

Do you think you could get used to e-brochures?

I dont know if you have seen these e-brochures but they are like online books, (see fair trade‘s example: http://fairtrade.clikpages.co.uk/faircomment/summer2011/ ) do you think you could get used to receiving information in this format to save paper?

John answers:

They have a purpose and do have benefits – you can word search on them and store them easily and even read them as you go – and as you mentioned – saving paper/saving costs. While there is something distinctive about printed material, I can see e-brochures only increasing – Mind you they have to be done by a graphic designer and not some numpty who thinks its OK to use word clipart!

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