Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Wish

Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, I shall make a few remarks about what I consider to be the major global challenges that we have to face sooner or later, i.e. 2014 and beyond. Consider this my laundry … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Japanese Pop Music

Music is one of the most important influences on our personal lives. Many of us do not produce any music, but merely enjoy it as consumers. Some become singers, and some of them end up becoming very successful while others … Continue reading

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Why It is Meaningless to Distinguish Between Big and Small Government

In many of my debates with American people the persistent theme that emerges out of these discussions is that whatever problems we may have in our economy and society, the government should play no role in fixing it. Americans distinguish … Continue reading

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What is the Implication of a Growing World Population?

We are being told that a growing world population is not a real problem, and that we can really feed and maintain more people. When I have a conversation with my brother he would always run the line that humans … Continue reading

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Why is the US Political System So Gridlocked?

One review of the newspaper reveals to us a political system that has clearly become enormously dysfunctional. Most Congressional legislation is blocked by a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. At the same time, much of the political proposals … Continue reading

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