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What is a Nation?

Nationalism, and National Identity, have long been a passion of mine.  But whatever of its role in defining personal and community identity, as a structure it is in flux.   427 more words

National Identity

Taxis: Misunderstood and unappreciated say Alexander Hazen and Sabine Siller.

Perhaps only as outsiders is it possible to grasp the positive features of the SA taxi system.

To Europeans, the initial perception of the minibus taxi service in South Africa is similar to the one spread throughout the country: dangerous, uncomfortable and inefficient. 913 more words

Informal Economy

Human trafficking and economics

I’m not a “math guy” but this makes no sense to me.  The figure bandied about for smuggling a person through Mexico to the United States has been… 295 more words

Economy & Business

Jordan's Informal Sector Being Crowded Out by Syrian Refugees

Link: http://www.majalla.com/eng/2014/07/article55250594?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20Middle%20East%20Daily_7.28.14 (Written on July 27, 2014)

Summary: Jordan’s recent economic slump (unemployment rates went from 12.2% in 2012 to 14% in 2013) is further exacerbated by the influx of 1.4 million Syrian refugees now residing in the Hashemite Kingdom. 276 more words

Mega Sunday Morning Reading

This is a bumper late edition of Saturday Morning Reading because I was lucky enough to be away the last couple of weekends in Rwanda and Uganda. 863 more words