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Kevin Rafferty

For Kevin Rafferty's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Aug 1, 2013

Beautiful but wasted Earth

Most people are too preoccupied with the business of keeping a job and remaining healthy even to think about the grand problems of the survival of planet Earth.

/ Jun 28, 2013

U.S. corporate tax whinge

If the U.S. tax code is broken, then Congress should fix it, simplify it. But don't let the big corporations avoid paying their fair share of federal revenue.

/ May 21, 2013

Weep for poor Earth itself

What would prompt a respected international investor to lament that the global economy shows signs of potential failure that has brought down civilizations before us?

/ May 8, 2013

Globalized sacrificial altars

The Bangladeshi garment factory collapse poses moral questions for politicians and business executives worldwide, including: What is the value of a human life?

/ Apr 26, 2013

Cost of the American dream

The U.S. Fed policy of low interest rates and easy money is criticized for creating a "bubble machine" from which asset prices could rise without growing jobs.