What if Alexander the Great Never Died Young?

The New Global Influenza Pandemic Needs to Be Put Into Perspective

Swine flu pandemic preparedness seems to be on everyone’s lips, but there are so many differing reports out there in the media of what is really going on, we need to put things into perspective. We have enough confirmed data now to at least roughly estimate the likely outcome of this when it is fully underway.

Mandatory Democracy?

In view of this some political leaders have demanded voting be made mandatory. Well, how do you enforce it? By getting the abstaining voters arrested or withdrawing basic facilities from them or making them pay more tax and money?

Recession – A Drop in Demand? That is Not What is Happening at All!

I’ve seen it mentioned here and there that a recession is marked by a drop in demand for goods and services. This however is not true… There is no drop in demand. There is however a drop in the availability of that which the consumer uses to EXPRESS demand: money.

Educating Cuba – Why the UK Should Look to the Caribbean For Educational Inspiration

Sunday April 10th saw the annual meeting of the National Union of Teachers. Amidst British delegates complaining of misleading SATs, big class sizes and low pay (leading to a demand for a 10 percent or 3,000 GBP price increase) – a teacher from Cuba spoke of the education system in her homeland, and offered a glimmer of hope to those who have all but given up on Labour’s mantra: ‘Education Education Education.’ So what have the Cuban government done so well?

World Malaria Day Special – Part III – The Issues That Hinder the Global Eradication of Malaria

This article is Part Three and the concluding installment of the author’s contribution to the events marking the World Malaria Day on April 25, 2009. It pinpoints in very clear terms the largely ignored reasons and major obstacles that are hindering the global eradication of malaria. Subtitled, “International Politics And Financial Interests; And How They Affect The Eradication Of Malaria Globally – Part Three”, it is intended to draw the World’s attention to the inequities and other factors that are hindering the eradication of malaria especially in the malaria-endemic regions of the world. The objective is to sensitize the World and its people to know that there is a better way forward to achieve the Noble Goal of a malaria-free world.

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