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Digital economy: Show me the money
February 25, 2015 1:00 am

Digital economy: Show me the money

When something is digitalised, it changes its values and essence. "Digital economy", the buzz word of today, is no exception. "Money" is no longer what we know it. Our "wealth" exists in a parallel universe. The question...

Embattled Yingluck: Will she stay or will she go?
February 18, 2015 1:00 am

Embattled Yingluck: Will she stay or will she go?

Will it come down to the explosive issue of political asylum? Don't bet against it, although any foreign government will find that offering asylum to Yingluck Shinawatra is a far more complicated issue than making a statement or two denouncing...

In defence, or so it seems, of Dhammakaya
February 11, 2015 1:00 am

In defence, or so it seems, of Dhammakaya

Writer's note: I honestly think that freedom of belief is fundamental. Without it humans would be little different from clones or robots. If this article offends anyone, my sincere apologies. It is not my intention to infringe on that right.

Teaching a kid to love the Americans
February 4, 2015 1:00 am

Teaching a kid to love the Americans

The same boy who had fought with his English teacher over the word "xenophobia" (Stoppage Time, June 18, 2014) came home yesterday looking totally depressed again. The father, now familiar with his son's habit of never letting go a...

Corruption versus Democracy: Dead man talking
January 28, 2015 1:00 am

Corruption versus Democracy: Dead man talking

The Angel and Demon have become equally tired. They have crossed swords over the Kingdom of Thailand for too long, with Corruption in the process trying to convince Democracy that they'd better sign a pact. The Demon has been determined and...

If hate speech is dangerous, banning it is more so
January 21, 2015 1:00 am

If hate speech is dangerous, banning it is more so

The greatest trick "hate speech" has ever pulled is, it seems, to exist only on "the other side". Which is why the Constitution Drafting Committee's idea to make it illegal will only scratch the surface of the problem....

How a modern-day impeachment hearing can be done
January 14, 2015 1:00 am

How a modern-day impeachment hearing can be done

Let's cut to the chase. Since the current Yingluck impeachment proceedings are not helping national reconciliation at all, why not take a chance and be creative? All the (alleged) evidence and counter-argument should be posted on an official...

Back from holidays? Now hang on to your seats
January 7, 2015 1:00 am

Back from holidays? Now hang on to your seats

Into the fire, here we come. The New Year holidays were a short-lived reprieve, when we hung briefly in the air after somersaulting out of the frying pan.

Things to remember for 2014
December 24, 2014 1:00 am

Things to remember for 2014

Nobody should want to read anything too serious today, which suits me nicely. Moreover, a lot of thrills and anxiety and depression should come in leaps and bounds next year. So, let's enjoy the festivity while we can and recap 2014 in a...

Mr "Now You See Me" dominates 2014
December 17, 2014 1:00 am

Mr "Now You See Me" dominates 2014

He's slippery and elusive, but he doesn't live in Dubai, in case you wondered. He's different things to different people. Politicians, the military, the media and social media activists all proclaim to be on his side but he more or...