“I understand; the state of “African” politics is so seemingly dire that Obasanjo’s choice to exercise a modicum of restraint is now taken as an esteemed example to the rest of the continent.” There he was, on a video on the internet, Obasanjo doing nothing to suggest that he ever wants for food. His legs … More Obasanjo and the Problem of Debased Moralities.
The seemingly never ending debate over the Nigerian Federal Government’s oil subsidy to the national public has never really got to grips with one very important, and basic, point. That the subsidy is in earnest, and in essence, an indirect tax on the poor to benefit the rich. A few weeks ago came the news … More Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy and its Greedy Upper Class
When we think of spectacular economic growth, we often think of the economic stories of countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. However, Asia, with its ‘tigers’, is not the only region in the developing world with a profitable model of economic success. We can find equally teachable examples in such environments … More Trinidad and Tobago: Lessons From, and For, a Caribbean Model of Economic Growth. | by Dr. Zophia Edwards