Published in UPI ASIA New Blog.
Published in Newsblaze.com, Opednews.com
A good economic system features selfish incentives for creative and hardworking people. It is a system where selfishness benefits both the producer and the consumer, since the latter is the final arbiter of what is sold, as "the consumer is king." Since a bad economic/political's economy will lack adequate incentives, its workers will not produce well.
Published in worldpress.org.
Creating development means creating goods and services of greater value. So now we want to talk not about wealth creation, but about human rights and freedom.
If we study the history of development and poverty, we will find that Western farm surpluses are caused mostly by productivity improvements caused by advances in farm machinery and crop chemistry (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.).
For an example of how leaders can make all the difference in people's living conditions, there is no better example than Japan.
Published in Cape May County Herald.These days, my friend is mostly found staying at home. As far as he can manage he does not go out at all, but if he does come out he selects the shortest route if possible. The busy streets of the city are rarely without people and the possibility of meeting acquaintances is rather great. If he were to come across some relatives or friends, he would be bombarded with questions like, "Where is your job nowadays? What have you been doing?"
Published in UPI Asia blog. (revised article) : Life is confusing and has its poisonous elements.
I did not see much of the ups and downs in my friend's life. By the time I came to know her, her life was much more settled. But when my mother ever had to give an example of an ideal woman, she would refer to her.