Dalai Lama Ban Delays Conference

If it is true that maintaining good trading relationships with China is more important to South Aftica than an open commitment to human rights, and that this was the reason the Dalai Lama’s visa was refused,¬†then the government of South Africa should be very embarrassed about this. As South Africa should know from its own …

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TB, HIV, the Recession and the Pope

There are clear, long-recognised links betwen HIV infection and infection with other opportunistic infections such as TB. It is these secondary infections which normally kill HIV/AIDS patients. It is interesting, however, that monitoring of TB deaths indicates that as many as 25% of such deaths have an underlying HIV infection. TB, HIV and Malaria are …

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The Governor of the Bank of England Agrees With Me

You cannot spend your way out of debt. If debt is the problem, to the extent that neither lenders nor borrowers are confident, then manipulating the economy to increase debt, hoping thereby to¬†encourage spending and so stimulate economic growth is not going to help. What is needed is removal of barriers to increased production and …

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