The Japan Times - 4 May 2018
In this short column (reads in 5-6 min.), one of the most astute economists on Japan argues that the country “deserves the Nobel Prize for applied economics”. He observes that Japan is performing well - a model of capitalism that manages better than most to balance income growth and income distribution. He provides loads of data showing that the system is good at bringing up the bottom of the income pyramid and generating exceptional inclusion for all in financial wealth creation.
Published in Weekly selection 12 May 2018
World Economic Forum - 10 May 2017
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France will reignite interest in regional integration. In the Western world, we think of the EU, but in this short (5-6 min read) piece, the founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow reminds us that there is another, larger regional union. ASEAN constitutes a group of 10 member states with a combined GDP of $2.6 trillion (2014) and a population almost twice that of the EU, soon expected to reach about 800 million. The article neatly delineates ASEAN’s achievements and challenges.
Published in Weekly selection 12 May 2017
GIFT - 24 Aug 2016
The founder and chairman of the Global Institute for Tomorrow invites us to pause and question the “extraordinary bluff of tech disruptive progress in the developing world”. He calls for a reality check based on the admission that much of the world still lives in a pre-industrial state. Despite having access to a smart device, they have yet to secure access to their basic needs (reads in 6-9 min).
Published in Weekly selection 26 August 2016