Fears of global recession have corporate planners scurrying to improve their financial prospects, mainly by cutting costs. The snappily titled programmes that are the outcome of these are obviously intended for the consumption of Wall Street, but are they fair on consumers and the worker?
Decades ago it was smoke and mirrors that were used to create illusions. Today’s illusionists are a little more sophisticated – they use brands, certificates, and a lot of money – they have after all, much more to gain than J. N. Maskelyne or Harry Houdini. The illusion I talk of is a strange one; […]
Fulfillment – defined variously as ‘measuring up to,’ ‘completing’, ‘bringing into effect’ and so on – must rank as one of life’s great emotions whether applied to one’s job, one’s promises, one’s dream or in fact any form of human endeavour. And it is fulfillment that we felt when watching this desperately poor Batticaloa cook, […]
An incisive socio-economic commentary and a compelling wake up call – Wall-E, the ‘cosmic childrens’ comedy is much more than entertainment. Its insights and warnings are relevant and we ignore them to our peril.
Doha has failed, but has it really? It has served a purpose in demonstrating the new world order where once muted, less developed countries are sharing the power of the once dominant club of developed states. The poor farmers have lost this round, but in the new world order, they have a better chance. No deal is better than a bad deal. The US and EU would have liked the latter but for producers it is the former that offers a foundation for the future.
It has been a while since Dr. Robert Aboagye-Mensah of the Christian Council of Ghana famously commented, “International trade between my country and the West is like an antelope and a giraffe competing for food which is at the top of a tree. You can make the ground beneath their feet level, but the contest […]
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