|New money challenges old money
The most dominant driver of change in the present era is the ballooning of international trade. Since the first oil shock in 1974, industrial countries have been forced to re-order their production regimes, trading patterns and international relations to compensate for the huge increase in the cost of oil. (Seaga)
Where's the crime plan?
Well they are over at last, thank God. No more elections please for at least another year, and preferably five. People are sick of campaigning politicians. What we want is a crime plan. The murderous wave sweeping the land has made everything else irrelevant. (Chang)
Why climate change affects you
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children" - American Indian proverb. These words aptly sum up the tenor and thrust of the just-released 384-page Human Development Report 2007-2008, a goldmine of information eagerly anticipated every year by development specialists. This year, the theme is climate change.(Boyne)
Debating Christmas values
One source says that Americans cut down 33 million trees in 1997 to make Christmas trees. An American consumer association says that the level of lead in Christmas tree lights might be harmful to children. What is Christmas coming to? Is it bad for planet and people? (Buddan)
Advent letter to the nation
The following article was submitted by the Public Theology Forum, an ecumenical group of Jamaican ministers and theologians.