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Advice for young career focused folk based on "choosing between poverty and debt"

Have read an ambiguous article today about "Young People in the UK to Choose Between Poverty and Debt".

What is apparent, there are socio-economical issues that the UK people would like to resolve:
growing unemploymentgrowing povertyyoung people sitting on welfare paymentscompetition from skilled people from other countries
The initiative David Cameron announced sounds very interesting, especially in it's part where jobless "would have to accept mandatory 'community work'" if failing to find employment within reasonable timeframe.

I would like to highlight some failing points in the article that are presenting the initiative as "predictably vindictive" and with permission from a reader to provide advice to "young" persons like me.

One of the complaints is low level of payment for apprenticeship and for young men and women who just finished studies. This claim is based on presumption that every business owner (and in modern world ever…

Review: Taxation for Australian Businesses: Understanding Australian Business Taxation Concessions

Taxation for Australian Businesses: Understanding Australian Business Taxation Concessions by Rod Caldwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book contains useful information about taxation concessions for small businesses and is an easy read. I'd expect more examples that would illustrate the ideas described in the book. However it is a decent work and is worth reading to know how to manage a company.

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Review: Concise Australian Commercial Law

О цитатах в процессе общения

Начну с гипотетических примеров.

Пример 1. Вам скорее всего попадались высказывания типа: Цель оправдывает средства (Макиавелли), или "Как сказал Макиавелли - цель оправдывает средства".

Пример 2. Если ты хочешь перемену в будущем — стань этой переменой в настоящем. (Ганди)

Пример 3. Проблема этого мира в том, что глупцы и фанатики слишком уверены в себе, а умные люди полны сомнений. (Бертран Рассел). Или: Не спорь с идиотом, он сначала опустит до своего уровня, а потом задавит опытом. (Грег Кинг)

Пример 4. На самом деле, жизнь проста, но мы настойчиво её усложняем. (Конфуций). Или: Всё что ни делается - всё к лучшему.

Уверен, некоторые из нас встречались с вышеизложенными примерами цитат или с похожими. Предлагаю рассмотреть их поближе и понять как пословицы обычно используются, и как можно ситуацию улучшить.

Обычно цитаты применяются (осознанно, или нет) по нескольким причинам, которые иногда случаются по отдельности, или комбинируются:
Для поддержки позиции высказывающего…

On Quotations in Communicational Process

I’d like to start with some hypothetical examples.

Example 1. You might have seen somebody saying: “Machiavelli: The end justifies the means” or “As Machiavelli said: The end justifies the means”.

Example 2. “Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi”

Example 3. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. – Bertrand Russell”. Or “Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. — Greg King”

Example 4. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius” or “Everything comes to you at the right time. Just be patient.”

I am sure some of us are faced with the examples above or similar quotes quite often. Let’s look at them in detail and see how the quotes are usually used and how it can be improved.

Usually there are several reasons to use a quote that appear separately or in combination with each other:

a) Support a speaker's curre…