Moderate prosperity is a level that allows everyone to overcome the drudgery of life. That is the basic obligation of the state—to provide water, sanitation, housing, energy and nutrition. But the idea that everyone can be rich or middle class and have a swimming pool and a car is a lie.
Ideas for Tomorrow - 2016
Chandran Nair is considering the multifarious challenges facing Hong Kong, including the future of the city’s youngsters as they face the housing crisis
Contracting out to agribusinesses might provide a better deal for Asean's farmers - if done with a mutually beneficial approach
The Pax Americana is outdated and it is time for regional powers to realign.
Local think tank Global Institute For Tomorrow advises giving abandoned villages new life in a holistic way under one statutory body.
If the people living in tropical cities are to survive our hot future, governments need to radically rethink how they manage urbanization.
It is premature to talk about how technology will save Asia when so many of the region's problems are pre-industrial in nature.
Karim Rushdy and Nicholas Gordon say the improbable revitalisation of a village in northeastern Hong Kong should serve as a role model to preserve our rural culture – by making village life economically viable
The Olympics are the only time many sports and atheletes get the attention they deserve. The Olympics should not focus on sports that regularly reach global television screens (e.g. soccer, basketball, and golf), and focus on sports that deserve more attention, like squash and sepak takraw.
Superbugs require a focus on infection prevention. Encouraging handwashing is a simple way to do that.