According to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), traffic congestion in the Toronto region costs Canada $3.3-billion in lost productivity a year. The news is reporting that the OECD is suggesting Toronto add congestion tolls, new taxes (parking and fuel) as well as high occupancy toll lanes in a move to reduce traffic on GTA (Greater Toronto Area) highways.
But will tax increases ever be enough? What we need is a smarter solution to this, and the answer is telecommuting.
When going through the process of adding / friending / following in social media, we often look for a common characteristic in our ‘friends’. These characteristics can be anything, from the love of tech, design, political affiliation or religion or any other type of culture. Why do we do this? It’s an attempt in the perpetual battle of finding the the signal amongst the noise, but on that journey, are we falling prey to too much narcissism?