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  1. The World that Changes the World

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... has money, time and business acumen to contribute, but not the connections with people on the ground to make a difference. One is a group of social entrepreneurs looking to make a systematic ... Cheng and Sharifah Mohamed describe in The World that Changes the World as the 'social ecosystem'. In the book, Cheng, Mohamed and more than a dozen essay contributors from industry ...

  2. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... people would die from air pollution. The researchers said their findings should promote discussion about 'social inequities in health when considering environmental protection and management in the context of economic, urban and infrastructural development'. Socially deprived areas should be identified for additional community environmental protection and health resource allocation, ...

  3. High social cost of buying cheap clothes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lisa Genasci

    ... Lisa Genasci When choosing clothing, we usually think about style and price. We rarely think about where the item is made, who has made it and whether they were treated fairly, or whether the manufacturing process used is clean or polluting. In other words, we generally ignore the environmental or social costs that add to the 'true' cost of manufacturing. That bill is left ...

  4. CLP must switch its focus from coal to wind power

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic inequality of the Chris Patten regime ('Hong Kong needs new form of capitalism', April 4). She had rightly pointed out that 'economic historians will one day assess the structural damage and the income inequality that Patten left behind'. She referred to Tung Chee-hwa's 'leadership in democratic capitalism with Chinese political culture'. While ...

  5. Congress blocks Philippine land reform initiative

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Corazon Aquino. Inequity in land ownership, where powerful landlords rule over poor tenants, has been a major cause of violent unrest in the Philippines for nearly a century. It sparked ... and little people,' he said, adding: 'this might cause a social volcano'. The group of congressmen who voted to kill land reform comprises the same bloc that is pushing to amend ...

  6. Hong Kong needs new form of capitalism

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drivers have become. And the high turnout in recent elections and marches demonstrates the social and political maturity of the people. Second, Ms Chu rightly points out that 'economic historians will one day assess the structural damage and the income inequality that Patten left behind'. She refers to Mr Tung's leadership as 'democratic capitalism that is consistent ...

  7. Global food policies a recipe for disaster

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty In India, a potentially huge economic and social crisis is in the making, involving extensive rewriting of recipe books to exclude a favourite ingredient beloved of everyone ... Where Nomura is more pessimistic than most analysts is in estimating massive extra demand for food caused by income inequality. As poor people become richer, they spend more on food. A 10 per ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of goods, as goods are physical. Definitions must be clear and precise. The problem of inequality of bargaining power between sellers and consumers in the contracting process requires intervention ... prosecution. Jason Chung Po-wai, Tsz Wan Shan The root of our social woes Jason Ali said the orang-utans in the Zoological and Botanical Gardens live in cramped conditions ('Orang-utans deserve ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the toxicological evidence in Hong Kong that the body fluids of non-smoking workers in smoking premises are heavily contaminated with tobacco chemicals. The disgraceful social injustice created ... democracy is rooted in its social structure. Since constitutional reforms in 1932, Thailand has seen about 20 coups and abolished 17 constitutions, and the average life of governments has been two ...

  10. Let enthusiastic Americans run our art museums

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disgusting towers in an absolute prime location with wonderful sea views for tenants that would have had to pay nothing to live there. It is not that sexy to fight against issues that benefit social ... This would help solve the inequities of the existing fund and provide the government with the means to extend the ordinance, thereby providing a long-term solution to these major problems. BENNY ...




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