How China’s patriotic education became one of the ‘longest successful propaganda campaigns’

Xi Jinping delivers a speech in front of red doors and a podium with a sickle and hammer.

Arthur Wang still remembers what his primary school teacher told him about the Chinese national flag. Key points: Patriotic education is compulsory in China It was introduced following the 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to strengthen it further “If the flag falls on the ground, you must pick it up immediately,” … Read more

Right up there with money, a sense of purpose is crucial for a successful retirement

A recent report by the demographic consulting firm Age Wave and the financial services company Edward Jones highlights four interdependent pillars of retirement: Good physical and mental health; friends and family; financial security; and purpose. What stood out to me from their survey results was how nearly all retirees (92%) reported that “having purpose is … Read more