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Michael Petraeus

Economist, marketer, designer and business strategist publishing about the past, present and the future.

Rethinking Death Penalty, or Why Nearly All Criminals Should Be Executed

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A German businessman has just been sentenced to five and a half years jail in Singapore for promoting overseas child sex tours in the Philippines – caught by undercover policemen…

Why Politicians Should Be Paid Millions by the Public – Lessons from Singapore (and the World)

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F ew topics are as delicate as the subject of how much politicians should be compensated for their services. It appears that vast majority of people all over the world…

Beijing’s Dilemma: Or Why Hong Kong Protests Turned Violent

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W hen normally peaceful protests in Hong Kong turned into a raid on Legislative Council on July 1st – two weeks after Carrie Lam declared suspension of the controversial Extradition…

The Price of Freedom? Another Mass Shooting in the “Land of the Free”

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A nother dramatic day in America. At least 20 people dead, two dozen more wounded in mass-shooting in a Walmart in El Paso. Among other reasons – like ideological lunacy…

The Reason Why Britain Didn’t Democratize Hong Kong

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D ays go by and protests in Hong Kong appear to increase in severity and irrationality, instead of dying down. I have explained here why they are quite senseless and…

Nobody Gives a Damn About Climate

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Y ou would be hard-pressed to find a day when another apocalyptic piece of news about the state of our planet doesn’t hit the headlines. The narrative of impending doom…

Hong Kong’s Suicide

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I have been observing the events in Hong Kong quite silently for a while, expecting them to die down with time. But it seems that the tensions are going to…

Why Singapore is Correct on LGBT Rights

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T his may be my most controversial article yet (at least to some) – but precisely because it may be considered controversial is why I believe it is important to…

Why Is Iran Attacking Ships in the Gulf of Oman?

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S ix tankers as well as Saudi oil facilities were damaged in a spate of attacks in May and June. While the US and its allies are claiming Iran was…

China Has Just Shown It Expects the World to Submit To It – or Else

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I f anybody thought Beijing’s assurances that it does not seek dominance over others but simply wants to be a respected and valued member of the international community are genuine,…

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