The IMF: Import Mafia Fundamentalists

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 12-18 December 2021 The US has about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population. This disparity is particularly great as between ourselves and the peoples of Asia… Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationshipsContinue reading “The IMF: Import Mafia Fundamentalists”

Origins of a Whiter-than-White Civil Service in Sri Lanka

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 17-23 October 2021 There’s jokey anecdote about a visiting delegation from China in the 1980s, who were meeting government officials in Sri Lanka. They were introduced to a ‘Permanent Secretary’ in a powerful Ministry. ‘What in the heavens is a “Permanent Secretary?”’ One Chinese officialContinue reading “Origins of a Whiter-than-White Civil Service in Sri Lanka”

A War Economy is Inevitable

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” A War Economy is Inevitable e-Con e-News 30 November – 5 December 2020 “It is time the country moves up from conditions of merchant capital dominance to those of industrial capital dominance. An approach to generate profits through improving value addition in production processesContinue reading “A War Economy is Inevitable”

The Backlash Blues – Toppling Independent Governments

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Backlash Blues – Toppling Independent Governments e-Con e-News 03-09 May 2020 “The best form of foreign aid the US can give to countries is to abstain from interfering in their affairs.” – PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike, 1962, after the US Ambassador threatened to cutContinue reading “The Backlash Blues – Toppling Independent Governments”

Flabbergasting Flipflops

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Flabbergasting Flipflops e-Con e-News 12-18 April 2020 Mangos tantalize on the trees. Flowers bloom! The air turns cool. The koha heralds. Happy New Year and a great life to ee Readers!      This year, midst a miasmaContinue reading “Flabbergasting Flipflops”

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