With the continuing mindset of above-the-law and you-can’t-do-anything-about-it arrogance of the Nigerian ruler-ship, complemented by the apathy, cowardice and ruinous resignation and helplessness of the Nigerian follower-ship, any system,...Analysis
As a researcher in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in London between 2005 and 2007, I worked at the newly created UK centre for the measurement of government activity (UKCeMGA). The essence of the centre was to develop measures of government expenditure in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to reflect actual...Analysis
The ANC was banned in 1960 and decided to engage in armed struggle in 1961. And yet during the same 1961, the ANC formally wrote to the head of the then triumphant apartheid regime, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, proposing a negotiated resolution of the South African conflict.
In a April 20, 1961 letter to the prime...Analysis
Politicians and commentators are understandably pessimistic about the chances of an international deal on carbon cuts emerging from the United Nations summit in Mexico this December. Nothing has been resolved since the Copenhagen climate talks fell apart last year. Fortunately, recent research points to a smarter way to...Analysis
China's trade balance is on course for another bumper surplus this year. Meanwhile, concern about the health of the US recovery continues to mount. Both developments suggest that China will be under renewed pressure to nudge its currency sharply upward. The conflict with the US may well come to a head during Congressional...