Bloomberg | China Faces Dwindling Labor Supply
Chinas three-decade-old, one-child policy will accelerate declines in the workforce, forcing companies to upgrade to higher-value products in the way Japan did in the...
Originally Posted by FloorJack
France, China and South Africa aided Gadhafi
Firms Aided Libyan Spies
Libya is one of several Middle Eastern and North African states to use sophisticated...
I thought war was hell, but heres a worthy competition:
Los Angeles Times: Seoul's intellectual pressure cooker
Welcome to hyper-competitive Exam Village, where 20,000 people study around the clock for law school entrance tests,...
Some messages of this thread remind of a conversation I had with a Catholic scholar many years ago.
While discussing about the history of relation between science and religion (and more or less agreeing there is no scientific proof of...
As part of an exchange about the UK riot, a friend of mine told me about this recent academic research by some European university professors.
Although I tend to be suspicious of all sorts of publications including those by university...
While reading about these recent sad events, I noticed this small detail:
Remember when books were worthy of burning? | The Economist
RIOTING and books share a stormy history. Think of the so-called Bonfire of the...
Thank you for your message MJ1970.
I created this thread in response to a common claim by some that reducing or even eliminating the state in one place (e.g., the US) would automatically lead to that place...
If you ask me, living in Somalia sucks, and have been so for a long time.
From the above BBC link:
The north has been relatively peaceful, especially the former British-run territory, Somaliland. Although its independence is...
In Iran, not so long ago, president Mahmud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used to be on the same side, that is: the side of conservative clericalism.
But in recent times relations between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei...