"A Nation Without Soul" – What the West Gets Wrong About Singapore

My country always seems to elicit a certain brand of commentary from the West. On one hand, they laud Singapore for its economic prowess, but such praise is often tempered by critique about the country’s supposedly unsavoury aspects: lack of democracy, lack of culture, unhealthy addiction to studying – this list goes on and it’s pretty long. 1,680 more words


Beware False Prophets

Investors endured an indignity Monday as global markets reeled from further bad news from China. Overnight (for us, not China) the Shanghai market saw it’s single biggest day decline, now dubbed “Black Monday” which set off sellers worldwide. 634 more words


Bad news for early retirement hopefuls

The idea of retirement at first glance seems appealing. Whats not to like – long walks on the beach hand in hand with your loved one? 340 more words

The Glass Is Half Empty

In 2009, the University of Kansas and Gallup presented the findings from a survey of more than 150,000 adults in more than 140 countries, a representative sample of 95% of the world’s population. 1,151 more words


China and the world economy: Taking a tumble

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The Great Fall of China

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Stockmarket turmoil in China need not spell economic doom. 143 more words

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Gene Quinn Destroys ‘The Economist’ on Patents

The Economist has printed another of their fantasy articles on patents entitled “A question of utility.”  Gene Quinn has written a great article showing the numerous inaccuracies in The Economist’s article entitled “ 193 more words


"Black Monday": The causes and consequences of China's market crash

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China is sneezing. Will the world catch a cold?

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IT BEGAN innocently enough, with a fall in markets in China that might, at the outset at least, have been mistaken for the healthy clearing of froth from the world's frothiest stockmarket. 131 more words

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