Tag Archive | politics

For those who think governments should be run like a business

This video of MBA is a good illustration of why governments should not be run as a business and it is of course a great temptation, especially in our time of globalization. Common good is the purpose of any government – it is the ideal – while business is made in order to get profits. A government thinking its citizens such as customers or shareholders is then far from the real purpose of it.

Colonialism, war and aid dependence in Cambodia

Cambodia is a great case for study topics such as technologies appropriation and social change. We have a country that was few decades ago the scenery of violent tensions and now is struggling to recover its lost time by joining globalization. Even we have several objections, it is true that its economy is growing and much has been done in the last ten years in Cambodia. Therefore, we need a constant flow of analysis that any policy maker shouldn’t refuse, not inscribing in any monolithic conception of development. When we talk about growth and social change, we must know the distinction behind these two terms, used as synonyms by certain sources. M. Gillis, D.H. Perkins, M. Roemer and D.R. Snodgrass (1983) give us a good definition of it:  Read More…

Elections coming! Great news…!!!

If you dream to be like a smart American politician… be like this one

Every time we approach political elections in any part of the globe (like this part), I read this interesting text about the American president Harry Truman by Mark M Lichterman. Too many people around the world would like to imitate the American life, but just in wealth and doing whatever (corruption?) to get it. However, they are far from the very solid principles of the American democracy and ethics. Let’s read this…

‘Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as
any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. Read More…

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