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Decharut Sukkumnoed

Kasetsart University lecturer

Decharut Sukkumnoed, PhD, is an economist, lecturer at Kasetsart University's Faculty of Agricultural Economics. He is known for his role as a social critic.

Decharut Sukkumnoed
13 Dec 2018

The eyes have it

Whatever the annual Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse says about Thailand, it is easy to see how wide the financial income inequality has become.

13 Dec 2018 7
The eyes have it
6 Aug 2018

Farm aid failures

There is no special treatment; debt/business restructures and debt payment delays, are just regular activities of the BAAC, the bank dedicated to farmers.

6 Aug 2018 3
Farm aid failures
29 Mar 2018

Pickup wars

Superstore trucks will likely upgrade by offering more services, while the tradition trucks will upgrade appearance and likely add cooked food.

29 Mar 2018 3
Pickup wars
26 Oct 2017

Sharing at heart of sufficiency theory

In attempting to follow the late King's theory, few are aware of a key principle behind it - that people should not take advantage of others.

26 Oct 2017 2
Sharing at heart of sufficiency theory
24 Aug 2017

Let's hear it for rice pledging, it really helps

Ahead of tomorrow's court verdict on the malfeasance case of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in the controversial rice-pledging scheme, I think we should revisit the concept of rice pledging and its rationale as a policy to help farmers.

24 Aug 2017 9
Let's hear it for rice pledging, it really helps
9 Feb 2017

Billions of mysteries

The government is in lockstep in defending the lower, falling reserves, but has ignored my questions of why, then, it has increasing budget deficits.

9 Feb 2017 12
Billions of mysteries
24 Nov 2016

Schemes for poor lack forethought

Gen Prayut's populist handout targets the most vulnerable group but the 10 billion baht it costs could be used more wisely and usefully.

24 Nov 2016 2
Schemes for poor lack forethought
31 Aug 2016

Communities hold the key

State support, if it happens, should not be given as a mercy or as part of a leader's so-called advanced vision because it will not be sustainable.

31 Aug 2016 4
Communities hold the key
11 May 2016

Dyslexia is no joke

The Education Ministry's revival of failing students and making them repeat grades has a serious flaw. It does not consider the dyslexia disorder.

11 May 2016 1