People may put up with a lot when it comes to incidental purchases or non-essential investments. However, when it comes to their homes, people are far less tolerant of sub-standard conditions and service.
In America, land ownership is usually well-documented and formalized. We own deeds to our land, and have clear legal ways to sell it, rent it or otherwise transfer it. But that's not the case in many countries, including in the Philippines.
If a customer slips and falls in a store or parking lot, they may have a legal case. In most cases, it is situation-based. Often times, if the store did everything they could to prevent the slip, they can avoid some legal claims. Most lawsuits form out of negligence.
Pakistanis have little respect for public property, that is, the natural and human-made properties accessible to all members of the society. This lack of respect for public property reinforces corruption that runs through every artery of the Pakistani economy.
Rising demand for German goods, an improving business climate and stability in Spanish housing should have given markets cause for celebration. However, after the substantial rally we've seen, and the headwinds yet to be tackled within the region, caution has crept back into markets.
Citizens of a liberal state should expect (no, demand) the right to believe, say, and do what they wish, according to the dictates of their conscience. But that right ends, forcefully if necessary, when property is trespassed.
How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.
Two-thirds of street trees are the responsibility of adjacent property owners, even if they didn't plant the trees, don't know how to care for them, and don't want them. It's not surprising that maintenance by property owners is spotty.