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  • OPINION

    Let's be car free every day

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/09/2018

    » On Saturday, environmentally conscious people worldwide will join forces and shun private vehicles, the main culprit behind traffic congestion, during what is being billed as car-free day.

  • OPINION

    Remembering Chai-anan Samudavanija

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 21/09/2018

    » In death, as in life, Chai-anan Samudavanija always outshines. More than two decades after he left an academic career for policy work and a public intellectual role, Chai-anan's scholarly output is still cited more than any other social scientist. His passing, at 74, reflects Thailand's circuitous political trajectory and the shortcomings of the country's higher education. Until Thai academic standards are better incentivised and upgraded, few scholars are likely to scale international heights of scholarship and thought leadership anywhere near Chai-anan's achievements.

  • OPINION

    'Crazy rich Asians' are so yesterday

    News, Shuli Ren, Published on 21/09/2018

    » There's a new breed of spender in charge of China's wallets, and it's not crazy rich Asians.

  • OPINION

    Kim's assurances of concessions come with a catch

    News, Published on 21/09/2018

    » A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office.

  • OPINION

    Economic case for investing in road safety

    News, Published on 20/09/2018

    » Despite considerable progress in traffic enforcement and medical care, the road crash mortality rate in Thailand remains high and has been increasing since 2009. More than 24,000 people lose their lives on the roads every year, and traffic injuries are a major public health burden for the country. The human toll and individual losses caused by this epidemic are clearly exposed by the media, and many organisations are actively advocating solutions for this important public concern.

  • OPINION

    Green city sets example

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/09/2018

    » A very small northeastern town of roughly 22,000 people, Muang Yasothon has proved it can set an example for other bigger cities across Thailand, including Bangkok, to follow.

  • OPINION

    Bitcoin shows Bitmain ghost of crises past

    News, Published on 20/09/2018

    » A look at Bitmain Technologies Ltd's financials reveal the Chinese company sold a lot of shovels during the crypto gold rush of the past two years. Its mistake was to take digital gold as payment instead of cash.

  • OPINION

    Global trade system in dire jeopardy

    News, Published on 20/09/2018

    » Ten years after the failure of Lehman Brothers, we know that multilateral action was crucial in preventing the so-called Great Recession from becoming even worse than it was. Back then, it was the global financial system that was tottering. Today, it is the global trade system that is in jeopardy.

  • OPINION

    Global trade is flourishing (for emerging markets)

    News, Daniel Moss, Published on 20/09/2018

    » The West has turned hostile to open markets, but trade isn't in retreat everywhere. In other parts of the world, it's flourishing.

  • OPINION

    Bitcoin's biggest name forgot rule for selling shovels

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » We all know the sage advice that in a gold rush the best thing to do is sell shovels.

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