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[Megan McArdle] The danger of President Trump isn’t dictatorship

Let’s say Donald Trump manages to romp his way to the White House in November. The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik paints a dire picture of what will follow: “If Trump came to power, there is a decent cha...

Updated : 2016.05.29 16:57

[Andrew Sheng] How do we escape the debt trap?

All of us are worried about growing global debt as a precursor to another round of crises. After the last global financial crisis, 2007-2009, global debt rose to more than $200 trillion or $27,000 for...

Updated : 2016.05.29 16:56

Hong Kong needs to work smarter, not longer

So much has been said and written about striking the proper work-life balance. And of all the people in the world, Hong Kong people must work the hardest to find the ideal balance, as we have the questionable honor of logging the longest period each week -- a staggering 50.1 hours, which d...

Updated : 2016.05.29 16:55

[Justin Fox] Carmakers need a new (business) model

Toyota is investing in and planning to collaborate with Uber, the largest ride-hailing service. Volkswagen is investing $300 million in Tel Aviv-based Uber rival Gett. And that’s just Tuesday’s news. In January, General Motors put $500 million into Lyft, another Uber competitor. Earlier ...

Updated : 2016.05.29 16:54

[Gina Barreca] Voting for a proven leader

Here’s today’s Officially Reductive Question: Do you vote by party, policy or person?One of those three p’s usually drives citizens into a voting booth. In November, you’ll probably wear one of those “I Voted” stickers because you’re a staunch Republican or Democrat who turned up to...

Updated : 2016.05.29 16:53

[Rachel Marsden] Time to shove ‘free love’ generation out the door

The leftists who came of age in the counterculture revolutionary movements of the ’60s and ’70s are now in charge in both Europe and the U.S., and facing a populist backlash. They failed to learn the lessons of their own experiences, and it’s time for them to be dropkicked into the wast...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:04

[Doyle McManus] Polls have Democrats in panic

Democrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:01

Thailand‘s muddled, military way forward

Thailand’s next constitution, which is born of authoritarianism, will only be detrimental to the citizenry and the future of the kingdom.As part of its 20-year national strategy, the military-led government has said it aims to foster integrity among public servants well into the future. T...

Updated : 2016.05.26 17:20

[Chitra Doraiswami] Korea in eyes of an Indian tourist

Nature and the travel agent conspired to get me to Seoul, Korea at the best possible time.  I landed at Incheon in early April to clear skies, nippy winds and the most beautiful trees in full pink bloom. Could it get any better than this? Yes, it could! I was introduced to Namsan Park and...

Updated : 2016.05.26 17:20

Ban booze in Indonesia? Beware quick fixes

The Indonesian government is moving ahead to pass a bill to ban liquor, arguing that alcohol has triggered rampant gang rape cases recently.In the wake of horrifying reports about rapes and gang rapes, lawmakers in Indonesia have a lot of support to pass a bill to regulate or ban liquor. H...

Updated : 2016.05.26 17:17

[Irfan Husain] Fear and loathing of Trump

No matter who wins in the U.S. presidential elections, Pakistan will be hard pressed on a number of security-related issues.Watching Donald Trump the other night as he spoke to members of the National...

Updated : 2016.05.26 17:14

[Robert B. Reich] Why Donald Trump might win

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That’s an 11 percent swing against Clinton since March.A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, also releas...

Updated : 2016.05.26 17:09

[Doyle McManus] Obama’s pivot to Asia is working

When President Obama declared in 2011 that he wanted U.S. foreign policy to pivot to Asia, some derided the move as a clumsy attempt to flee the messy conflicts of the Middle East.But the pivot has ac...

Updated : 2016.05.26 17:07

[Kim Ji-hyun] Seoul missing out. Again.

Within the tight circles of the Korean community of Tokyo, it is easy to witness a falling-out of sorts between ladies.But eventually, they join or form new cliques. This way, previous alliances are d...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:17

[Bill Emmott] Preparing for President Trump

As America’s friends and allies look on in astonishment at the all-but-certain prospect of a contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election, they need to do more than just wring their hands. They must hope for the best but prepare for the worst.Th...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:17