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    Politics

    Trade, not Aid – Addressing Poverty in Developing Countries

    It is a strange irony of the modern world that because food is so cheap that the poor go hungry. Some 811+ million people today suffer from hunger at present, this is despite the fact that globally there is a vast overproduction of food crops. Hunger today is not due to lack of food but lack of means for the poorest to access it.  Trillions of dollars in aid have been poured into the least developed countries over the decades yet the average citizen of such states today is more undernourished than his predecessor in the 60s. What is more surprising is that many of these countries, despite holding a…

  • Writing

    10 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Writing

    Many can write, but very few can write well. In a world where written communication skills are increasingly paramount to one’s success, investing the time and effort in honing this craft is imperative. While there is no substitute to practice for becoming an expert writer, you can take a few steps to bring a marked improvement in your writing.   1. Don’t Be a Bore With Your Long Sentences “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter” – Blaise Pascal When you write more, people understand less. Take pity on the poor reader; those 4-6-line word soup would be terribly hard for one to digest, especially…