Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Integrate This…

In the foreseeable future, no man or woman from Maghreb descent will run for the presidency or even the premiership in France, unlike the UK. The contrast cannot be starker between the Indian post-colonial integration in the UK, and the French-Maghr...

Flying Low 

I dislike airlines of all colors immensely because they treat their clients, including first class passengers, like second class citizens. The checking lanes, even in priority sections, have become slower and longer after Covid-19, for no reason exc...

If Freedom is a Right, then Free Speech is a Musk 

The number of recriminations, outcries, open threats, and hysterical statements hurled against Elon Musk’s successful bid for Twitter is simply mind boggling in the world of corporate M&A. After all, Twitter is a business irrespective of the ind...

Putin’ on the Ritz

That jazz song “Putting on the Ritz” comes to mind and inspires the pun-intended title of this article.  It was in early 2017, that the monarch of Saudi Arabia launched a campaign against some 400 of the most powerful Saudis, rounding them u...

Why do States Fail?

They do not, but their leaders do it on their behalf. The word ‘failed’ state seems derogatory and cut out from the lexicon of ‘developed’ nations looking down onto the lesser ‘others’. Using the term ‘developed’ nations has been, for a while, a way...

To Bond or Not to Bond….

The most recent James Bond is disappointing. Here you have it, from the outset, the verdict has been rendered. The opinions will be divided, the critics will be debating, the viewers will be judging, and the curtain will fall -with a whimper not a b...

Wall Street is no Vogue Street

Blue chip companies are no more those that seek profits and maximization of shareholders’ value. These objectives are insufficient to please the growing crowd of politically correct analysts and other pink-shaded observers of Wall Street. Nothing wou...

The Casting Game

If we could allocate alternative jobs to some politicians, do you think they’d fare better than when running the affairs of their own nations? Some have a knack for certain professions, while others seem less endowed with innate talents and should se...

Time to have a United GCC market

If all the currencies of the GCC are pegged to the US Dollar and to oil prices, what stops the bloc from having the same Riyal or Dirham or whatever common currency as a unitary means of exchange of goods and services?  If all the countries ...

The Quirks of Frequent Air Travel

Air travel in the pre-Covid-19 era was never a picknick. Since the pandemic befell our planet, it has become even more of an irritant. We now add to the list of the usual unpleasantries the mandatory PCR tests at the departure and arrival points, th...

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