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Don’t bet on Asians imitating Americans

By J Saft
March 4, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Asia's calamity is that Americans are imitating frugal Asians a lot faster than Asians can become free-spending Americans.

Confronting medical issues for women

March 3, 2009

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- Shelley Ross is secretary general of the Medical Women’s International Association, a non-governmental organisation representing women doctors from all continents. The opinions expressed are her own. -

from The Great Debate:

Advancing global Internet freedom

March 3, 2009

Leslie Harris -- Leslie Harris is the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, DC. The views expressed are her own. --

from UK News:

Facebook’s zucker punch

March 2, 2009

-- Tom Ilube is chief executive officer of online security firm Garlik. The views expressed are his own. --

Ask the regulator

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2009

Hector Sants, Chief Executive of the Financial Services Authority, has agreed to take questions from Reuters readers after he delivers his first major speech on the future of financial market supervision on March 12th at the Thomson Reuters Building in London.

Women entrepreneurs to dispel micro myth

March 2, 2009

090301_glenda_pic- Glenda Stone is chief executive and founder of Aurora, a recruitment advertising and market intelligence company, and co-chairs the UK Women’s Enterprise Taskforce established by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The opinions expressed are her own. -

Taking stock of women’s roles in New Zealand

March 2, 2009

sandradickson- Sandra Dickson is a feminist studying journalism at Whitireia Journalism School. She has worked to prevent violence against women in organizations in the UK and New Zealand, helping establish the counter-trafficking Poppy Project where she wrote “Sex in the City, Mapping Commercial Sex across London,” the first attempt to map the commercial sex industry. Now living in New Zealand, she is active in the Women’s refuge movement. She blogs as Luddite Journo. The opinions expressed are her own -

Re-energising for change on Women’s Day

February 27, 2009

Annette Lawson- Annette Lawson is chair of National Alliance of Women’s Organisations in Britain. She has an OBE for services to diversity and is founder and Chair of The Judith Trust, which works for better lives for people with both learning disabilities and mental illness needs. Any opinions expressed are her own. -

from Africa News blog:

Does Africa respect its writers enough?

February 27, 2009

The reception would have done justice to royalty or a movie star when Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe paid a rare visit to his homeland recently, some 50 years after penning his book “Things Fall Apart”.

from The Great Debate:

U.S. cap-and-trade choice inferior to carbon tax

February 27, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

President Barack Obama's first budget puts climate change at the heart of the administration's long-term economic plan. But despite the clear theoretical advantages of a simple carbon tax, he seems set to follow the EU and California in opting for a cap-and-trade system.