Kuwait and NATO
We had discussed in an earlier article the theoretical options available to weak nations, listing among them: an alliance with one Strong nation, with multiple Strong nations or with a large group of non-aligned nations. We had then discussed the pros and cons of each option. Continue reading “Kuwait and NATO”
How to Get a Good Service
Moody’s, one of the biggest credit rating agencies in the world, will now pay US$ 864 Million in penalties for misrepresenting the value and risks of the securitized mortgage bonds that collapsed, and were the cause of the great depression of 2008. Continue reading “How to Get a Good Service”
Too Many Cooks, Not Lack of Skills!
A sudden, but futile, argument flared up recently in the local press. It centered around the alleged poor skills of the Civil Service Kuwaiti employees, and seems to have resulted from poorly worded and unclear opinions, which were misunderstood by all parties. Continue reading “Too Many Cooks, Not Lack of Skills!”
Universal Basic Income
The concept of a universal basic income (UBI) paid to citizens regardless if they are employed or not, is becoming popular in the West as well as some parts of the world. Finland recently began a pilot scheme, where it pays 2000 Fins approx. US$ 600 per month, with no strings attached. It is also being tested in other countries, some dating back to the seventies. Continue reading “Universal Basic Income”