Latest Issue

In China 68 per cent of those questioned in a Gallup survey said that their philosophy was to “work hard and get rich,” compared to only 4 per cent who said they never thought of themselves and would “give everything in service to society.” [Gallup China, 1995]

Japan bans the contraceptive pill and has the highest rate of abortion in the world, with a total of 400,000 terminations per year. [Gerald Segal, International Institute for Strategic Studies]

Britain has a large employment surplus with Germany: 62,000 Britons work in Germany, compared with 21,000 Germans in Britain. [Business Age, March 1996]

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect