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How to Fuel Inflation

WASHINGTON, DC – Inflation has become a hot-button political issue worldwide. In the United States, the consumer price index increased at an annual rate of 8.6% in May, and EU inflation is not far behind. The root cause of the problem is that too much money is chasing too few goods. Consumers saved more than usual …

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The Dzongkha debate

The National Council has reignited the Dzongkha debate by asking the Home Minister on why History and Geography cannot be taught in Dzongkha and the need for a National Language Act. The NC has done a lot of important national service through its various legislations and resolutions. However, this is …

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Let’s Count What Really Matters

MEXICO CITY – Despite the well-known problems with using gross domestic product as an indicator of human development, policymakers around the world still seem to be obsessed with it. Governments seek to promote GDP growth through all possible means, often regardless of the wider consequences for the planet and the distribution of …

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What the Australia rush tells us

The huge rush of young Bhutanese and even mid-career professionals to Australia has become a major talking point these days. A closer look at this will reveal some important issues in Bhutan and around the world. One of the obvious conclusions is that the youth in Bhutan do not see …

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On Bad Loans

What comes across as a shock in the Phajo Nidup banking fraud case is the sheer lack of accountability be it at the Phuentsholing Thromde or the Banks themselves. It was this that allowed the Phajo to take double mortgages and effectively dupe people. It is shocking that in this …

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Our real problem

Normally we are used to reading the big RAA or ACC reports on irregularities and corruption and following those cases. However, a closer look at the less glamorous RAA reports on various government agencies, Dzongkhags and projects really captures the level and extent of problem in our system. From these …

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Broadband internet services from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite

By BICMA Satellite Technologies and broadband Satellite and terrestrial networks have been major transmission tools for worldwide broadband connectivity and for the growth of broadband technology. The satellite network has the advantage of mass geographical coverage over other networks, therefore, the satellite network has huge potential for global broadband connectivity …

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Monkeypox

One of the impacts of environmental destruction, climate change and a globalized economy is the increasing tendency of diseases in animals to jump to humans to cause major pandemics and health issues. Whether it was AIDS in the past or COVID-19 now and the latest being monkeypox, we will have …

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