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Finding Succor in Tragedy

Originally published in The Japan Times, January 6, 2005. Used with permission of Michael R. Czinkota and The Japan Times.

It is said that even the darkest cloud has a silver lining. So what positives could possibly be connected with the sorrowful destruction from Sumatra’s tsunami? The catastrophe has shown us several things:

First, we all are vulnerable, be it because of our fixed location or because we go to places. In today’s interlinked world, location is no longer an exposure that is the result of our birth; it is also the consequence of choice. This choice, which gives us more freedom of mobility than ever before, ...

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