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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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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Made in China

“When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters,...

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First Bank: Still Standing Gidigba 125 Years After

This week marks the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the existence of the First Bank franchise in Nigeria. This stands the bank out...

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INFLATION AS TAXATION WITHOUT LEGISLATION

“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair”. Sam Ewing....

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Of Evolution, Revolution and Disruption a Requiem for Crude Oil

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” – Albert Einstein Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist,...

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