Afua Hirsch Could Usefully Us An Education On Slavery, Really, She Could

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Afua Hirsch is continuing with that idea that it's the Northern Europeans who did all the slavery business. It was something imposed upon Africa...

The Merits Of A State Run Electricity Grid

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As we all know having he government run the monopoly electricity grid is a no brainer. Why should private capitalists be able to make...

The Case For ISDS And Screwing Over Governments In Private, Secret, Courts

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We have an international legal system which allows companies to take governments off to private and secret courts. To over-ride, using the mere fatuity...

Ghana’s Tax Mistake – Less On Cars, More On Telecoms

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Ghana has just made a mistake with their taxation system. They've decided to abolish the supplementary tax on luxury cars while increasing the tax...

More Trees Is Good – But Is Ethiopia’s Target For 4 Billion Planted This...

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That many countries have lost their forest cover as they developed is entirely true. That those which have developed have regained it is also...

Why Does The Observer Think Taxpayers Should Build Fibreoptic?

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That government has a hand in making sure that infrastructure is built seems sensible enough. They are, after all, the people who control the...

Zimbabwe’s Sunk To Armed Robbery For Loaves Of Bread

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Bad economics will out you know. Adam Smith was right, there's an awful lot of ruin in a country. But not an unlimited amount....

You Can’t Even Get A Passport To Leave Zimbabwe – No Paper

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As we reported some 6 weeks back, we've an interesting sign of the incompetence of Zimbabwean economic policy. It's not actually possible to leave...

What An Interesting Banking Situation In Ghana – Yes, It’s Politics

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We do have to warn that our information source here is more than only slightly partial. But it does hang together, does make sense....

Zimbabwe’s Dollar Problem – It’s Still Not A Free Market Exchange Rate

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The government of Zimbabwe is complaining about how exporters are not repatriating foreign currency earned from those exports. The government of Zimbabwe manipulates the...