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Josh Reinders

Josh Reinders interned at Cardus for the summer of 2012. He will be joining Cardus for the second time. He is currently studying Honours Political Science at McMaster University. The undergrad degree he is working towards gave him a keen interest in politics and the desire to pursue it further with Cardus. Josh will be working on the Work and Economics, specifically focusing on Construction Policy within Ontario and Canada. Read More ›

Articles by Josh Reinders
  • Myth-making

    Josh Reinders

    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall.—J.R.R.

  • False Hopes and Dreams

    Josh Reinders

    This past Friday night, hundreds of young men with natural talent and physical prowess descended upon the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA, hoping and praying they would hear their names announced by a National Hockey League team in the 2012 NHL draft. For all intents and purposes, these athletes are exceptional, they are special.

  • Healthy, Wealthy, Respawning

    Josh Reinders

    Last week I ventured out of the shackles of my internship and went on a field trip into the fabled land of Research in Motion (RIM), OpenText, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences was put on to bring together academics from across the country to discuss new ideas and complex problems facing the world today.

  • Broken Union

    Josh Reinders

    When the Quebec student protests started, my earliest feelings were of sympathy. These were fellow student, with whom I felt a kinship. Finally someone had taken up arms against ever-increasing tuition prices!

  • Doomed to Repeat the Past?

    Josh Reinders

    Through my time studying history and political science at McMaster University, I've been immersed in the events that have shaped our lives today. I've been taught about the rise and fall of great civilizations, lectured on the great leaders and influencers of the past, and been taught to dive into research on the events that lead to great points in history.

  • The book industry is fine

    Josh Reinders

    Much has been made about the death of print media, from newspapers losing print readership to bookstores struggling with book sales. The rhetoric has slowly turned to doom and gloom as publishers and newspaper giants talk of a coming print media apocalypse. Recent news stories have only strengthened the argument: e-book sales have risen more than 115 percent compared to a year prior; the Association of American Publishers reported that their February 2011 format numbers show e-books as the number 1 format among all categories of trade publishing; and Amazon reported their top 10 bestsellers were being sold on Kindle at a ratio of 2 to 1 for print copies.


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