Monthly Archives: May 2012

Will Google Bring Africa Together or Rip Africa Apart?

Recently, I read an interesting article on the Economist: Google’s Involvement in Africa. Google in Africa truly introduces a multitude of services that have never been seen before. Gmail and Google Search, for example, have provided Africa with a burgeoning connectivity that will be a factor of efficiency and productivity. From the perspective of the […]

Education – a Sustainable Pathway to a Sustainable Future

The capitalist world of today maximizes production and profit, ensuring economic growth in democratic societies. It is evident in countries that have embraced a democratic government and a capitalist economy that this system is a powerful propellant of economic growth. Yet, as Ben Friedman of Havard University had pointed out in his 2006 book The Moral […]

Digitalization is well under way

The Ostensible Blessings of Digitalization

After reading “The Post-Cash Economy” by The New York Times, I beg to differ with the assertion that the economy is becoming “cashless” – much less with the fact that it is a good thing for us, the consumers. I postulate that a “post-cash economy” is not only undesirable for the common good, but cannot […]

What if WikiLeaks had Embraced the Values of Terrorism?

In a city-state where 4.8 out of 5.2 million inhabitants are connected to a broadband service, the Internet is a major part of the soul of the nation. Today, the majority of the population is not only citizens of Singapore but also citizens of Facebook. Take a ride down the subway and see it with […]

For Women of Today, the World is their Petri-dish

Through the centuries we have seen countless developments in our society that improved the lives of women immeasurably. Amazingly, the women of today truly have it all, with so many privileges ranging from the vote, the pill, the power, and even dedicated, exclusive metro carriages – as in Japan! In a society traditionally dominated by […]