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There’s more to why we use concrete slabs to define our success

XN IRAKI

Cement is a key input in modern construction and has a long history. Ancient Egyptians and Romans used rudimentary ‘cement’ to bind stones.

There’s more to why we use concrete slabs to define our success

By X N Iraki | 4 years ago

Is anti-establishment the new normal globally?

Is anti-establishment the new normal globally?

Anti-establishment (hostility to conventional social, political, or economic values or principles) seems to be the new normal. In India, the Gandhi dynasty has been silenced by voters. Philippines has a new president sympathetic to extra–judicial killings. The same pattern extends to the rest of the world.

X N Iraki | 5 years ago

Do historical records, monuments and artefacts make economic sense?

One reason we are so tribal and prone to inter-tribal conflicts is because we do not have a sense of national pride. Apart from athletics, where else do we derive our national pride? The liberation War that was Mau Mau is a source of national pride, but it is being attenuated by time and parochialism. One failure of our leadership is stirring national pride. Tribalism and other vices have filled the vacuum.

X N Iraki | 5 years ago

Brexit was a triumph of politics over economics

The world looks surprised, even shocked that United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave European Union (EU) after enjoining it in 1973. My take is that no one should be surprised. Leave campaigners successfully hinged on history and fear.

X N Iraki | 5 years ago

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