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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Seeking an Equitable Way to tackle Inequality

There are no short-cuts to ending economic inequality or disparity. This problem cannot always be addressed through the market mechanism and therefore government intervention is needed. But for this to succeed, it must be done in a way that is consistent and based on sound economic principles.

But what we see now is precisely the opposite: the administration of Joko Widodo has fallen for a populist approach, seeing it…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Shrouded In Alibis And Motifs

A CCTV camera at the home of Novel Baswedan on Jalan Deposito T, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, recorded the movements of a heavy-set man who knocked on his door on the afternoon of April 5. He was wearing a black and white hat, a long-sleeved shirt and jeans. He could be seen talking with someone inside the house, who does not appear on the video.