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The economics of diversity

The effect of ethnic diversity on development has long been a subject of fierce debate. Hasitha Jayatilake takes a close look at the key issues in this debate.

A pragmatic approach to free speech

What exactly constitutes “free speech” is a highly controversial issue. Should ultimate freedom of expression be allowed regardless of the offence it might cause, or should we take a more tempered approach? Chris Kounelis makes the case for the latter.

Simple gifts: celibacy and communism

Elijah Lim reflects on the story of American Shakerism: though celibacy and communism were the two cornerstones upon which the Shaker communes were founded, they were what eventually led to their decline.