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Rewriting the Rules

Video: Constraining Consumption - Chandran Nair addresses the Royal Society of Arts
Chandran speaks out at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) that the Western model of consumption-led economic growth cannot be replicated in Asia with global resources under increased pressure.
Jun 13, 2011 - Comments (1)


Can Malaysia support relentless consumption?
In response to Chandran's column article in Malaysia's The Star, Tam Yeng Siang and Petaling Jaya write about the fairy tale assumption of running a country through an economic model based on a finite stock of resources.
Jun 11, 2011 - Comments (0)


Can the Planet Support More Americas?
Chandran discusses this possibility in the International Herald Tribune: three giant economic powerhouses, with citizens who buy, sell and consume, all in pursuit of their versions of the American Dream. That’s where economists say we’re heading, but is this a good idea?
Jun 06, 2011 - Comments (0)


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)


Q&A: Chandran Nair
Chandran’s interview with Outsource magazine: Asia needs to rethink the direction of economic growth policies and to reject the western consumption led model if we are to have any chance of achieving prosperity.
Jun 02, 2011 - Comments (0)


Video: Chandran Nair on green (and) growth at OECD 50th anniversary
Chandran Nair explains that the real aim should be sustainable development that is fair and empowers the masses at OECD’s 50th anniversary.
May 24, 2011 - Comments (0)


Up close & personal with Founder of Gift and author Chandran Nair
Asian countries need to abandon the goal of realising consumption-driven capitalism across Asia and replace it with the objective of having an environment that we can pass on to future generations - one with rainforests, biodiversity and adequate resources, both renewable and non-renewable. Chandran’s article for Malaysia’s The Star.
May 21, 2011 - Comments (0)


Rethinking economic assumptions
Chandran tells Antony Funnell of Australian Broadcasting Corporation: the opportunity lies in reshaping the way we create prosperity and it is not an argument for keeping people poor. We need to reshape the way we access limited resources, create prosperity which is more equitable, and allow governments to also be more legitimate.
May 19, 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)