A Bad Mistake, India Moots Raising National Minimum Wage – It’s Too High Already

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It's not surprising that this is happening, India mooting a rise in the national minimum wage. There is, after all, an election in the...

Maurice Ampaw’s Menzgold Car – EOCO Is Right, That’s Not How Ponzis Are Cleaned...

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The lawyer Maurice Ampaw has an interesting claim as to why he shouldn't have to give back the Toyota Land Cruiser he got from...

Ncube Is Right About The Zim$ Here – Liberalise The Exchange Rate, Not A...

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That Zimbabwe is still having problems with it currency and money supply is obvious enough, the debate is over what to do about it...

Of Course Ghana Can Eliminate Corruption – Just Make It Not Worth It

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The Attorney General has said that it would be impossible to eliminate corruption in Ghana. If we mean completely eliminate then yes, of course,...

Nasa And India Confirm The Environmental Kuznets Curve As World Greens

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A standard finding in economics has just been confirmed by Nasa - the world greens as it gets richer. The latest studies show that...

Fancy Killing People For a Living? Sri Lanka’s Advertising For Hangmen

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Perhaps you're a psychopath who enjoys the terror on peoples' faces as they understand they're just about to die. Possibly you're a well meaning...

Sorry Bill Gates – Poverty Is A Barrier To Excellent Health Care In Africa

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We should not perhaps blame Bill Gates for this little comment for the man's far too bright to make a mistake like this. Actually,...

A Fun Suggestion – Circumcise All Tanzanian MPs

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There's a certain element of tongue in cheekiness to this suggestion - or perhaps it's simply to make a political point. The idea is...

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...

Extremely Sensible – Jaitley Says India Will Move To Single GST Rate

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Arun Jaitley has intimated that India will try to move to a single GST rate - somewhere between 12 and 18% - which is...