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Asia needs a clamp on consumption
Asian governments should stop waiting for the West to set the agenda. Instead, they should each stand up and take responsibility for their own futures. Chandran’s Op-Ed in Australia’s The Age.
Jun 02, 2011 - Comments (0)


Salvation for Asia lies in consuming less
In Finance Asia Chandran Nair discusses how the trajectory that consumption-fuelled capitalism that has driven development in the West, threatens to become a crippling burden for Asia.
May 05, 2011 - Comments (0)


Arguments for constrained capitalism in Asia
In an Op-Ed written for the Guardian, Chandran points out that billions of Chinese and Indians may aspire to an American standard of living, but it will be a catastrophe if such aspirations are ever fulfilled.
Apr 21, 2011 - Comments (0)


iToys won’t fix Asia’s broken growth model
Chandran’s Op-Ed for the Financial Times: Asian leaders face fast-rising inflation, strong currencies and unwanted influxes of capital. But behind these they face a more profound choice. Either they pursue the consumption-fuelled capitalism that has driven world growth in recent decades, or they can take a deep breath, change direction and find a sustainable new path.
Apr 19, 2011 - Comments (0)


Living within limits
Chandran’s Op-Ed featuring in the South China Morning Post. Asia must reject consumption-led growth and start putting constraints on the use of its resources.
Feb 12, 2011 - Comments (0)


Chandran Nair on Consumption
Asia must not follow the consumption-based growth model of the West and should instead impose limits on the rampant exploitation of the Earth’s resources. Chandran’s Op-Ed for The Banker’s Special Issue: Davos.
Jan 10, 2011 - Comments (0)


It is time for Asia to rewrite the rules of capitalism
The 20th century's triumph of consumption-based capitalism has created the crisis of the 21st century: looming catastrophic climate change, massive environmental damage and significant depletion of natural resources. Asia is now at the heart of it. Article by Chandran in the Financial Times.
Jun 16, 2010 - Comments (0)