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Pakistan at a tipping point

Jan 8, 2015

Pakistan at a tipping point

by Kevin Rafferty

It may be too much wishful thinking to expect the slaughter of 132 schoolchildren and nine teaching staff in Peshawar last month to mark a tipping point that forces Pakistan's squabbling factions, the nominal political rulers, army commanders and judges to put their heads ...

Jan 6, 2015

Working hard but staying poor

by Gary Fields

Many people in the Western world wrongly assume that solving the problem of poverty in the developing world primarily requires the creation of more jobs. The developing world has plenty of jobs. In the absence of any meaningful social welfare systems, the world's working ...