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All have faith in the power of love. But how is this
love to be fostered and developed? This question
may arise in the minds of many. When people ask,
"How can we develop our love for the Lord?" The
answer is: "There is only one way. When you put
into practice the love in which you have faith, that
love will grow." Because you do not practise what
you profess, your faith gets weakened. A plant will
grow only when it is watered regularly. When you
have planted the seed of love, you can make it grow
only by watering it with love every day. The tree of
love will grow and yield the fruits of love. Often peo-
ple today do not perform those acts which will pro-
mote love. When you wish to develop love for the
Lord, you must continually practice loving devotion
to the Lord.
How to ensure our love for
God grows with every
passing day? Bhagawan
clearly explains to us today.
Believe that God resides in all beings. Speak such words
as would spread goodness, truth and beauty. - Baba
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WASHINGTON---Americans, Japanese and
many Europeans aren t sold on the benefits
They doubt that global economic ties create
jobs or raise wages, an international survey con-
ducted by the Pew Research Centre shows.
But people China and other low- and middle-
income countries are far more convinced that
trade delivers jobs and higher wages, Pew said in
releasing the results of its survey of 48,643 people
in 44 countries.
The centre found that 50 per cent of Americans
say trade destroys jobs, while just 20 per cent say
it creates them. Only Italians---59 per cent of
whom see trade as a job killer---have a more neg-
The French and Japanese are also far more likely
to view trade as a job destroyer than as a job cre-
Similarly, Americans are far more likely (45 per
cent to 17 per cent) to say trade reduces wages,
instead of raising them. The French, Italians,
Japanese and Greeks agree.
In China, 67 per cent say trade creates jobs,
and 61 per cent say it raises wages. People in most
emerging-market countries, from Vietnam to
Tunisia, share that positive view of trade.
China s support for trade isn t surprising con-
sidering that "wages in China have been growing
10 per cent per year on average for a decade while
exports have been growing by 15 per cent per
year," said Bruce Stokes, director of Pew s studies
of global economic attitudes.
The United States, by contrast, has lost millions
of manufacturing jobs over the past two decades
and has endured "stagnating and declining wages
for a generation," Stokes said.
Indeed, an academic report published last month
by the National Bureau of Economic Research
found that trade competition with China had cost
the United States more than 2 million jobs from
1999 to 2011.
Americans skeptical view of globalization
"makes all the sense in the world," Stokes said.
Around the world, people also have ambivalent
feelings about foreign investment: They tend to
support foreign companies building factories in
their countries, but they are far less enthusiastic
about foreign companies buying local firms: 67
per cent of Americans, 76 per cent of Japanese,
79 per cent of Germans and 50 per cent of Chinese
take a dim view of foreigners buying local com-
The doubts about trade in advanced economies
could make it harder for the United States to
negotiate ambitious trade agreements in Asia and
Europe, Pew said.
The US government, arguing that expanded
trade creates jobs and stimulates economic growth,
is negotiating a major free trade agreement with
Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific
region. It is also working on another trade deal
with the 28-country Europe Union.
The skeptical attitudes toward trade in many
of the countries involved in the negotiations "could
complicate current government efforts to further
deepen and broaden global markets," the Pew
Despite doubts about the specific benefits of
trade, people mostly support trade in the abstract.
Worldwide, 81 per cent say trade and global busi-
ness ties were good for their country; even 68 per
cent of Americans agree.
"It s a contradiction," Stokes said. "People are
saying not that they are against (trade) in principle.
They re saying they haven t seen the benefits."
Pew conducted its survey based on telephone
and face-to-face interviews from March 17 to June
Survey finds scepticism
about trade's benefits
ers remain divided
on whether to raise
interest rates, voting
7-2 at their last
meeting in favour of
keeping the main
rate at a record low
0.5 per cent.
Minutes from the
Wednesday that pol-
the status quo even
as Europe s third-
recovers at a brisk
pace. With inflation
at 1.5 per cent, below
the 2 per cent target,
pressure to raise
rates remains muted.
argued that a tighter
labour market might
cause wage growth
to accelerate. Ian
Martin Weale sug-
gested that since
operates with a lag,
the bank should
pressure by raising
rates in advance.
Meanwhile, a sepa-
rate report showed
dropped to 6.2 per
cent in July, the low-
est since 2008, from
May s 6.4 per cent.
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