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Ideas@TheCentre 37

Vol. 9 No. 37 (September, 2010)

Freedom quote of the week
'Please use your freedom to promote ours.'
— Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Look beyond the 'Con Games' for India's potential
    John Lee | 24 Sep 2010

    The Indian government is in crisis mode following the disastrous lead-up to the Commonwealth Games, which begins next month in New Delhi. Despite spending more than US$2 billion on the event itself, in addition to billions more on updating the city’s crumbling infrastructure, there is a real question as to whether holding the Games will actually harm India’s reputation as a rising power.

  • Poverty does not make you happy
    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 24 Sep 2010

    ‘Money can’t buy me love,’ the Beatles once told us. Now economists like Jeffrey D. Sachs argue that money can’t buy you happiness, either.

  • In someone else’s shoes
    Peter Saunders | 24 Sep 2010

    I’m sitting on the train reading. A young man sits down diagonally opposite me and puts his feet up on the seat next to mine. I look at his feet, then catch his eye. He doesn’t flinch.