Category Archives: Society

BACKGROUND TO QUAKE IN JAPAN

JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE BACKGROUND The earthquake hitting Japan Friday afternoon is yet another reminder that the human species, despite all the advances in science and technology, is still relatively helpless in the face of the worst that nature can do. As is … Continue reading

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FAITH AND THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE

Towards the end of Tuesday lunchtime I got an urgent phone call. “Turn on the TV and see what has happened to your home City of Christchurch”. I watched the scenes with a mounting sense of horror and disbelief. The … Continue reading

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WOULD CHINA’S ONE CHILD POLICY WORK ELSEWHERE?

There is no doubt that reduced population growth usually correlates with improved standard of living. In the following, we look at what has been the practice of one child families in China and suggest that in broad terms it might be … Continue reading

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THE GATHERING CLOUDS OF CONSUMPTIONOMICS

Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, by Chandran Nair, Infinite Ideas , 256 pages If thought provoking books are your thing then Chandran Nair’s new book Consumptionomics should provide an adequate excuse for some careful page … Continue reading

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