What industries or business segments only exist, or only largely exist, because a group or groups interested in maintaining a particular industry have encouraged or supported laws requiring or strongly supporting their industries' existence? [more inside]
Are older phones or phones designed for poorer countries any less susceptible to spying than the latest Apple, Google or Android models? I've read about CEO's looking for the very old brick phones because since they don't have the sophisticated technology of the modern phones, they're harder to monitor or track. I understand the phones w/o apps are clearly more secure regarding third parties because they aren't sending personal data to companies. But what the government and everything else; voice, location via cell towers, SMS; the very basics.
Can you think of some common examples where a municipality promotes a private business in return for a benefit to residents? [more inside]
My boss has asked me to work on getting our company a contract with the U.S. government's General Services Administration (GSA). I have been doing some research and reading everything I can about it, but I think this may be too big of a job for just me. Does anyone have any experience with working on a contract like this or know of any good resources for help? Anything that any of you can offer would be great. Thanks!
Looking for insights, guidance, and advice on the 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business application process - particularly around paying for sample "narrative kits". [more inside]
The story of how Corporations became legal people using the 14th amendment is pretty famous. But that's a US phenomenon. How did it work out in other countries? Are corporations legal people in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia etc? [more inside]
AIG-in-the-loop-filter: Just how is AIG going to deal with the trillions of toxic debt in their troubled divisions? Give me the possible scenarios. [more inside]
With the assumption that the government is ineffective at influencing the economy through monetary/fiscal policy and also economic bailouts and packages, what evidence exists? [more inside]
What US governmental RFP sites are worth the time/money - or do you know of any free ones that are not impossible to search? [more inside]
Opening a small business in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. What do I do to register a small business with the government? I've been interested in doing this for a few reasons, mostly because I want to work for myself (a good enough reason I know) but am unsure how to register it bureaucratically. [more inside]