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The Eurozone at a Crossroads: Reflections from a European by Judith Weiss

Until the eurocrisis unfolded, I had absolutely no idea why the euro had been implemented in the first place. In my defense, this might partly be explained by the fact that I was eleven years old when the euro was introduced in 2002. Nevertheless, I think the importance of the origins and aims of a [...]

A Cut Above The Rest? by Timothy Cheah

If one were to throw a stone in Parliament, two outcomes would likely result. First, a herd of navy-clad officers would swiftly descend, steel handcuffs in tow, consigning the unfortunate offender to a lengthy prison stay and a hefty fine to match. The second is, of course, far less dramatic. The stone would invariably hit [...]

Consumerism by Grace Koh

The world runs on our minds and money making, literally. In the modern society, thought seems to be driven by financial incentives; the best idea is rewarded with the best profits. Has consumerism forced us down a one-way path of thinking that value is equivalent to money? “Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun, / Kiss the girls [...]

GDP: The Measure of a Nation? by Dominic Foo

GDP or Gross Domestic Product is one of the very few universally agreed standard by which we can judge the “progress” or prosperity of a nation. Whilst our government has never ceased to use this figure as a sign of their competence, our recent watershed general election seems to indicate that perhaps this magic figure’s power [...]

Why the Governments of Developed Nations Can Do Little About Low Birth Rates by Dominic Foo

“It takes faith to have a child, faith in mankind’s purpose.” The above quote is actually the title of the Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ article in The Times, which is probably one of the most incisive analyses on the reason why most Western secular nations are suffering from low birth rates. The summary of my response [...]