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Remembering the Filipino heroes

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 1:11PM UTC

As the Philippines marks Undas*, it is fitting to remember the country’s “saints”, our heroes and martyrs who gave up everything for the good fight. The task of remembering these greatest Filipinos is made all the more important as we search for the next president which we hope to elect

Why socialism fails: A parable

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 1:06PM UTC

This is a parable that succinctly illustrates why socialism fails. It fails because of one fundamental feature of human nature: people respond to incentives. Actually, the most important lesson one learns from a study of economics is just that – incentives matter. Here’s the story. An economics professor said he

China ‘approves Shanghai Disneyland’

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 1:00PM UTC

A long-awaited plan to build a Disney theme park in Shanghai appears to have moved forward, with officials confirming Monday that needed central government approvals are in place and an announcement is due soon. However, Disney said there was no change to report. Mayor Han Zheng told reporters Sunday that

Thailand’s inequality of opportunities

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 12:52PM UTC

The Nation: Little by very little, more people accept that this intense division is not caused by one man but a massively unequal distribution of wealth and power. Several worthy, middle-of-the-road institutions have found a new interest in the subject of economic and social inequality. These include the King Prajadhiphok

Murder victim’s family sues killer

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 12:09PM UTC

Original article. Two sisters have won the final victory in their lawsuit against their mother’s murderer. According to the Incheon branch of the Korea Legal Aid Corporation (대한법률구조공단) on November 1, the Corporation was hired by the sisters, one of whom is 20-year-old B, in their lawsuit against 48-year old