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with natural properties) that functionally or rationally answer to needs which are themselves regarded as natural. If these needs are not defined as actually physical (food, shelter, clothing), they are defined as if they were (for example, a natural need for love, security, specific social skills). This view begins with a long pre-modern moral–religious tradition of asceticism and restraint (for example, critiques of ‘luxury’: see Sekora, 1977; Berry, 1994). It is continued into a Romantic tradition that posits a past or future harmony of objects and needs outside

in Market relations and the competitive process
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Crisis, reform and recovery
Shalendra D. Sharma

January 6, 2001 general elections. In a landslide electoral victory, the telecommunications tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra’s Thai Rak Thai (Thai love Thai) Party won 248 seats, while Chuan’s Democrat Party won only 128 seats in the 500-seat House of Representatives.60 The Thai Rak Thai contested the elections on a fivepoint program. These included: (1) grants of one million baht to each of Thailand’s 70,000 administrative villages to promote economic diversification; (2) People’s Bank extending loans of up to 15,000 baht collateralfree to farmers; (3) 30-baht visits to clinics

in The Asian financial crisis
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Crisis, reform and recovery
Shalendra D. Sharma

dollars and be put in a special dollar deposit with high interest rates. The president’s daughter, Siti Hardijanti Rukmana (Tutut), promoted Gerakan Cinta Rupiah or “Getar” (the “we love the rupiah movement”), to encourage citizens to change their cash dollar holdings into rupiah. 148 Indonesia: crisis, reform and recovery Their desperation was cruelly displayed when Tutut and Suharto coordinated the campaign with a racially-tinged attack on the prominent non-pribumi (Chinese-Indonesian) businessman, Sofyan Wanandi, after he refused to go along with the campaign.34 In

in The Asian financial crisis