Monday, May 1, 2017

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'.

Inequality Significantly Stifles Economic Growth

Income inequality has a statistically significant impact on economic growth, according to research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In Ghana and...

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...

The Flight Of Europa To China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The news came like a shock from the blue. The well-manicured poodle that always woofed yes and waited lovingly for the half-chewed bone from...

Ghanaian Economy Pinched Under IMF Lead

Almost eight years ago, the Ghanaian government performed an act that its leaders knew would come back in boomerang fashion. It artificially overvalued its...

The Dirt Poor And The Cost Of Broadband Internet

For 30 years, the American Federal government, for example, helped millions of low-income Americans pay their phone bills, saying that telephone service is critical...

The Cost of French Terrorism in Haiti

St. Dominique is the name. When it comes to mind, it marks the brutal period in the history of free Africans, kidnapped and shipped...

The Triffin Dilemma or Dangerous Excuse for Furthering American Imperialism?

  NTOABOMA -- Before I expose the chicanery and duplicity that is the Triffin dilemma, I would like to recount an encounter my grandmother had...

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.

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...