What is Your Money Doing in the Bank?

“It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would...

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MY MINISTRY IS JUCIER THAN YOURS

Let me start with a fairly old story which was recently repackaged and circulated on the social media. It’s about two friends; one...

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The Political Economy of Xenophobia

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate,...

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Of Market Forces and Forced Markets

“Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it… gives people what they want instead of what a particular...

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SHUT UP, YOU ARE A COMPOUND IDIOT AND BASTARD

‘‘A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within’’ – Will Durant “There is a fine...

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Talking About a Revolution

Don’t you know They’re talking about a revolution It sounds like a whisper While they’re standing in the welfare lines Crying at the...

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Illiteracy + Ignorance + Poverty = Banditry

“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” – Kofi Annan “Poverty is the parent of revolution and...

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Budget 2019: Pulling a Gun We Know We Can’t Shoot

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”  Soren...

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To Hell with Self(ish) Interests

“Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles; the conduct of public affairs for private advantage” –...

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Still on ‘Made in China’

Penultimate week, we had discussed the above issue which generated a lot of debate going by the number of mails I received from readers....

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