05.27.08

Privatizing Kuwait University

Posted in Business, Kuwait at 6:15 pm by Haider

I was recently having a discussion with a colleague about the differences between public institutions and private companies. She was surprised that I was against free education, and how I opposed the recent cancellation of tuition fees in Kuwait University.

While the Student Union was happy with their efforts to have tuition fees cancelled, I believe that they are pushing the university in the wrong direction. In this post, I would like to explain why paying for education is a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

03.14.08

Employment: Modern Day Slavery?

Posted in Business, Ethics at 11:42 am by Haider

I recently received an email likening employment to slavery. Actually, “likening” is an understatement, because the writer stated that employment is worse than slavery! The writer makes some erroneous assumptions and jumps to odd conclusions. And since employment is a daily reality for most of us, it is important that we do not feel guilty about it, to learn what it means and to realise how it can serve our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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