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Dr. Alberto Mingardi
data show that Italy’s population is shrinking at a fast clip, economists are
ringing alarm that the country faces a shortage of labor and its social
security system is at risk, but voters perceive immigrants from the Middle East
and Africa as a major problem that requires radical steps by the government. Most
Italian politicians are willing to oblige.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has seen decades of ethnic conflict and corrupt military rule stifle its considerable economic prospects. With an advantageous geographic location, abundant natural resources and ample labor force, Myanmar has the ingredients needed to become a regional economic power. A win by pro-democracy groups in last November’s elections offers a...
CHINA’S controversial one-child policy, originally introduced to alleviate food shortage problems and raise living standards, has received substantial support from citizens for the most part of the three decades it has been in place. Yet cracks are beginning to emerge from within. GIS guest expert Yuen Sin says signs point to a population both ageing and in decline...