Category: Economy & Politics

World Press Freedom Index 2017

Reporters without Borders (RSF) recently published its 2017 World Press Freedom Index that provides a ranking of press freedom for 180 countries around the world. The methodology is based on responses to a questionnaire that they annually conduct. RSF has

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Where does your country land in the Legatum Prosperity Index?

A “Prosperity Index”? The Legatum Institute just published its 2012 Prosperity Index which ranks 142 countries in the world along 8 different factors: Economy Entrepreneurship & Opportunity Governance Education Health Safety & Security Personal Freedom Social Capital In this latest ranking, the top

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Economic inequality harms societies especially USA in many ways

This TED talk recorded in July 2011, by Richard Wilkinson, provides compelling research data (from UN and World Bank) on how income inequality within rich and developed countries (particularly USA) damage societies along many dimensions. According to his data, Singapore, USA and Portugal are

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On the killing of bin Laden

What happened So US finally got Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the dreaded Al Qaeda, a militant Islamic organization potentially responsible for a number of deadly terror attacks on US and Western interests over the past 15 years including

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US strikes gold in Afghanistan — literally!

It is June 2010. The gigantic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been pouring over 60,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for over two months — a colossal environmental disaster that will impact the ecosystem

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Journalist Roxana Saberi’s release from prison in Iran and return to USA

Image by jellevc via Flickr The Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi who was accused of spying, arrested, and imprisoned in Iran for 100 days, was released and returned to US. According to an article in Huffington Post, she has said, “singing

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On the US Presidential Election

The other day I noticed that a friend is supporting McCain-Palin because she said that if Obama were elected US would lose strength! It is difficult for me to understand why any Iranian would support the Republican candidates. I just read

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