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...

Mozambique’s Tuna Bonds Are Coming Home To Roost

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One of the most outrageous, barefaced even, bits of stealing from the public purse was the story of Mozambique and the Tuna Bonds. The...

Indonesia’s Palm Oil Plans – What A Difficulty for Greenpeace, FOE

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This is going to be just a delightful little conundrum for the fools over at Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. For two of...

Pakistan’s Sewage Works Show How Far We’ve Still Got To Go With Polio

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Here in the rich countries we hardly even think of polio these days. Back when oldsters like me were young it was still a...

Dantata Success and Profitable Company – Yes, This Is A Ponzi Scheme In Nigeria

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Whether something's a good or a bad investment is one thing but whether something's a ponzi scheme - as we'd suggest Dantata Success and...

We Know What This Looks Like – Ruto’s Amaco Gains KPC Insurance Contract In...

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Kenya doesn't have the greatest reputation as a place where there is no corruption, no looting of the state coffers. That reputation is perhaps...

No Surprise – Only 2% Of Ghana’s Informal Economy Pays Tax

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We'd not be all that surprised by this finding, that only 2% of Ghana's informal economy coughs up the tax due. It's pretty much...

How Does This Work? Indonesian Ride Hailing Scam Discovered

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Four men have been arrested for a ride hailing scam in Indonesia. The difficulty is in working out how the scam worked. For they...

India Raises Sugar Prices To Correct Problems With Earlier Government Mistake

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India has just raised the minimum selling price for sugar in a bid to undo the problems caused by an earlier decision by the...

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...