I always reference Armani as a brand because they have the best examples of diffusion brands. Giorgio Armani is their high end, and Armani Exchange is their volume brand. What I expect happens is that their jeans are manufactured by one factory and jackets by another and so are subject to different levels of quality control.
I may have looked like a dork, but number of injuries suffered while riding (other than bruises): zero. Number of times I wiped out or crashed or flipped the damn thing: too many to count. The other trick is, all that safety gear makes it so you can bail safely.
WASHINGTON Democrats rolled out a new, populist leaning agenda on Monday that they’re branding “A Better Deal.” Although specific legislative proposals haven’t been laid out yet, the rough outline suggests a significant shift in party thinking on an issue that touches all Americans: monopoly power. Corporate mergers, he said, have driven up prices for consumers and given them fewer choices. That, in turn, has concentrated wealth in fewer hands and made income inequality worse..
He said the initiative would support in very concrete ways the Year of Sustainable Energy for All that was voted by the General Assembly for the year 2012.The composition of the membership of the initiative’s Group the majority of whom were from the private sector was recognition of the fact that it would take business, government, finance and civil society working together if the issues around energy for all were to be solved.He expressed gratitude that so many experts, chief executive officers of corporations and also government leaders had signed up for the initiative. He also appreciated that they were all willing not only to share the best practices that they had in their countries, but also be ready to mobilize support for the action agenda that the Secretary General had charged the Group to develop between now and Rio. A major meeting of the technical group was planned to occur in the next two to three weeks.Additionally, some of the High Level Group members had already offered to host meetings in their own regions, and most of them had declared it the issue of this century.
First, the mandatory expendutures of just the annual interest payment alone on the deficit is enough to strangle a whale. Plus add in our annual government budget at virtually any amount, tells us all that no amount of taxes raised each year will cut into these trillions of dollars. It beyond belief that this is where we are as a country..