Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Property Tax is Absolute Nonsense, This is my Ancestral Home

“Every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and...

The Piketty Problem with Western Capitalism Explained

Both Europe and the United States have high levels of capital inequality, with the top 10% owning 60% of all capital in Europe and 70% of all capital in the United States. Europe and the US are on the precipice of a Third Civil War.

Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for economic self-sufficiency in Ghana

Capacity Development Centre Ghana in an article cites statistics from the Registrar General’s Department that 92 percent of companies registered are micro, small and medium enterprises. They are noted to contribute not less than 70 percent to the GDP of the country and therefore have significant impact on economic growth, income and employment.

Development Aid and its Discontents

Development aid has not only erased the feedback mechanism between the government and its people, but it has also removed or failed to implement and enforce measures towards accountability.

Modern Economics—A Philosophy of Transferring Wealth to The Rich

Reflections on economic activity—the considerations of matters of production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of commodities—are ancient. Mathematicians and philosophers since Kemet and Timbuktu studied...

Thomas Picketty – Capital In The Twenty-First Century

The history of capitalism and the distribution of wealth has always been deeply political, and it cannot be reduced to purely economic mechanisms. Wealth only accumulates in the hands of a few. Or as our African economic elders had always believed it, 'this thing [capitalism] will kill us, one by one, until one day any one who seeks a decent living without an inheritance will become like him who carries water in a sieve'.

My Manhood and the Mis-Education of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana

“I would prefer to be the least important person in a United Africa, than the most important person in a divided Africa.” (Sekou Toure...

Behind Those Fast Growth Rates, Rising Inequality

DAKAR, Senegal — It was his first post-election news conference, at a luxurious villa high above the Congo River, and the president of the...

Africans Opening Fuller Wallets To Consumption

Let's remember that the current global economic model of consuming the earth's resources well beyond a sustainable rate, and destroying the ecosystems that sustain human life in the process, is itself not a Success Story. Africa must beware.

The Skin of the Leopard is Beautiful, but not its Heart – The Case...

"Of the Half-Billion Poorest Adults in the World, One out of Ten is an American." The Institute of Policy Studies' analysis of some new...