politics and social commentary

When a baby is a burden

I see in my baby girl not just joy, but also a metaphor of renewal, hope and a bright future. Yet, in the last one week, I was privileged a peak at a family in which the baby, while naturally drawing smiles and love from the family members as a function of animal instinct, is […]

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The right to industry vs unnecessary risk taking: On land cost impeding entrepreneurship

Unless one’s business is fully digital and can work from home, the small business owner requires space for operation. “Entrepreneurship” has taken on a badge of honour, and that persons who eventually succeed have surmounted an incredible amount of risk. Among those risks is the exorbitant land cost, i.e. rent or mortgage, that one needs […]

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On the moth-eaten service

A specific socio-politico-economico-ally dictated education-to-work arrangement prevails in any given society, at any given point in time, of which its pervasiveness, that is its acceptance by the general public, more or less, is determined by the continuous tension between state power and public obedience. This socio-economic arrangement, however, even as observed in a comparison between […]

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