Driving thoughts: capital movements

In light of the recent events, I’ve decided to tune in to Bourgeois FM to hear commentaries of what’s been happening. Out of coincidence, I listened in this morning to a segment regarding regional market movements and heard the thoughts of a fund manager about what investors are doing in lieu of global developments. Obviously…

Let’s not shut everything down with, “that’s socialism”

Talks about social inequality has gained more airtime in the recent past. As wealth becomes more unevenly distributed to the top, its dire consequences are now coming to fruition. In search of answers, people are voting in ‘strongman’ leaders to lead them towards economic prosperity. Often, voters fail to see that the leaders they have…

Be the change (yeah yeah)

This post is going to be pretty rant-y(?). Many times when I write, I avoid as practically as possible any generalisations without backing it up with some kind of data or research. But this time I’m going to throw everything to the wind, and I’m going to use all the anecdotes, and wield a giant…

Book Review: Adults in The Room

Wow, almost two weeks since I last wrote anything. Tsk tsk. For this entry I thought I’d do something way out of my comfort zone – a book review. People who know me, knows that I am a notoriously slow reader. It’s something to do with having to find the time to squeeze a page…

Technology and Unemployment

There has been an on-going tug of war between the optimists and the pessimists when it comes to how disruptive technology can be with regards to employment. John Maynard Keynes was one of the early ones, coining the term ‘technological unemployment’, phenomena where, the discovery of the means of economizing the use of labour outrunning…

Curiosity piqued

So I finally, I managed to watch an episode of, Cosmos, hosted by astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I enjoyed it, to a non-science guy like me, the show was narrated in an easy to understand language. The particular episode I watched was about about climate change. I managed to switch to the National Geographic channel…

Taxes and Jams

This is not a new post, this is actually a repost from an old blog, originally posted here. After hearing about PKR’s promise that should they take over Putrajaya, they would alleviate the current taxes and duties imposed on foreign cars, my first reaction was to shudder at the thought of worsening traffic due to…