meta-creation_date: 14 October, 2003 Is this a joke about Cancún?Possibly. Lazarus stands outside the gates of Dives’ mansion and asks the butler if he can spare him any food. ‘I haven’t eaten in two days and I’m starving.’ ‘Do you mind eating yesterday’s food?’ asks the butler. ‘No, no. Not at all, I’m very hungry.’ […]
What is surprising about this data reported in a story from theBrookings”>http://brook.edu/comm/news/20031001brown.htm”>Brookings Institution? Is it the ‘blip’ or the subsequent decline and steady rate? How is it that significant trends—in which we all participated—are sometimes so invisible? bq. “Gill and Schlossman trace homework time trends of the past fifty years, finding that the only substantial […]
Let’s see if I can state the problem correctly. A typical guideline for medical staff when faced with the need to ethically allocate scarce resources is Justice, which is the primary ethical consideration in the area of health care is concerned with ‘fairness’ or the equity of distribution of resources There is no necessary connection […]
New England social democratic debates. “The purpose of Boston Review’s”>http://bostonreview.net/ndf.html”> New Democracy Forum is to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues of the day” Good quality: well worth a visit.
meta-creation_date: 9 October, 2003 I’ve spent the past two days teaching a course on WTO market access negotiations at the “International Development Law Organization(link to the IDLO global website)”:http://www.idlo.org/ offices in Sydney. On the second day of the course, the participants from eleven Asian and Pacific countries tried their hands at reaching agreement on the […]
We’ve been “here before(link to historical ASEAN free trade agreements)”:http://www.aseansec.org/economic/afta/afta_agr.htm. The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement was first launched in 1992 with an agreement on region trade preferences. But the commitments and the deadlines kept slipping and some productswere later put on a slower track to trade liberalization—much to the annoyance of the more open economies […]
Brave speculation in the “Atlantic Online(link to article by Johnathan Rauch)”:http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2003/10/rauch.htm bq. In ten years or less, most American environmentalists (European ones are more dogmatic) will regard genetic modification as one of their most powerful tools … The potential upside of genetic modification is simply too large to ignore—and therefore environmentalists will not ignore it. […]