The globalisation of marriage markets

July 13, 2017 In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Ms Li Wenchao, a PhD student and Assistant Professor Yi Junjian, both from the Department of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, which explained the causes and consequences of cross-border marriages. They elaborated on “global hypergamy”,…

Being Busy Is Killing Our Ability to Think Creatively

  Being Busy Is Killing Our Ability to Think Creatively July 10, 2017 by DEREK BERES The other day a friend mentioned that he’s looking forward to autonomous cars, as it will help lower the accident and fatality rates caused by distracted driving. True, was my initial reply, with a caveat: what we gain on…

Being Busy All the Time Is Stupid

Being Busy All the Time Is Stupid By Jeffrey Baumgartner You are the manager of a division in a large company. In your team of a dozen people are two women who have similar job responsibilities and get a similar amount of work done every day. Jane is one of the first to arrive every…

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weaker

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weaker A history of hardship is not a life asset Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, famously said: «That which does not kill us makes us stronger.» This notion found life beyond Nietzsche’s–which is ironic, his having been rather short and miserable–and it continues to resonate within American culture. One…