IMF Tells Ethiopia – No More Foreign Currency Market Borrowings, Probably Sensibly

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The IMF has told the Ethiopian Government that it really must stop borrowing from the overseas markets in foreign currency - this is probably...

But Why Would Canada Pay $1 Trillion For Montana?

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There's a fun little petition over at Change.org - why not sell Montana to Canada to pay down the national debt? The observant will...

India Should Preserve Forest Animals Or Forest Peoples?

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It's easy enough to just confirm priors here over whether India should be preserving forest dwelling peoples or forest dwelling animals. Unfortunately, such knee...

An Excellent Distinction – Nigeria Is Oil Dependent, Not Oil Rich

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Within economics there are two closely related ideas, the resource curse and Dutch Disease - Nigeria suffers from both of them. These two together...

Dear Zimbabwe, Stop Setting The Petrol Price Too Low, Yours Etc, Reality

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If we could actually get the universe to write letters to people that's what the current one to the Zimbabwean Government would read : ...

Strive Masiyiwa Is Right, Zimbabwe Should Price In SA Rand – Anything But Zim$

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The precise details of this call for Zimbabwean businesses to price in South African Rand, put forward by Strive Masiyiwa, might not be entirely...

Oh, The Joy, The Irony – Kenyan MP Johnny Savula Arrested Over Advertising Graft

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In common with a number of other poor places Kenya is wracked with corruption in public office. This being one of the things which...

We Know China’s Been Lying About GDP – But How Much?

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A claim that China's been lying about the GDP numbers this past decade. The thing is, we know, absolutely and without doubt, that China...

That Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

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Police say the gunman was a "disgruntled" employee of Virginia Beach's public works department and shot "indiscriminately". Clearly we must reduce the amount of bureaucracy...

Interesting Question – Do Palestinians Have To Obey Planning Laws In Israel?

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Unwrapping the truth from the standard left wing shrieking over Israel can be somewhat difficult. It's not just that fine line between anti-Zionism and...