USAID Head Butts In: Baring Small Gifts, Wielding Big Threats

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 04-10 September 2022 Questions to ask about a ‘struggle’: 1) What is the social base? 2) Who are the organizers? 3) Who are the funders? 4) How is the politics benefiting the working classes? 5) Who is producing the images? 6) Where does my knowledgeContinue reading “USAID Head Butts In: Baring Small Gifts, Wielding Big Threats”

Unmaking the Republic of Sri Lanka (1972-2022)

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 21-27 May 2022 I consider it an unforgettable moment in my life to have the privilege of hoisting our national flag once again at this moment where a free, independent republic was established, with a constitution drafted by our own people. – Prime Minister SirimaContinue reading “Unmaking the Republic of Sri Lanka (1972-2022)”

BlockChains, Supply Chains, Slave Chains & Small Change

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 19-25 December 2021 What language do bats speak? Vavuluva – Bat-ese or Bat-ish – was a 1939 poem by Rapiyel Tennakoon making fun of such pseudo-luminaries as German philologist Wilhelm Geiger, mis-translator of the famed Sinhala chronicle The Mahavamsa. The Bat is ‘Sir’ DB Jayatilleka,Continue reading “BlockChains, Supply Chains, Slave Chains & Small Change”

Murder of a Sri Lankan Worker in Japan?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 08-14 August 2021 This is ee ‘s 176th issue – dedicated, as always, to the modern industrialization of Sri Lanka. Independence demands that all the ‘treasure of the realm’ be invested in modern machine-making production, raising rural and urban workers skills. • AContinue reading “Murder of a Sri Lankan Worker in Japan?”

How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 09-15 August 2020 Hell, If it’s your choice To end up there Well, Be Prime Minister For just one day Else, Try being trustee At a temple For three…! The banning of his bookContinue reading “How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka”

Where Have All the Profits Gone?

For the full ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Where Have All the Profits Gone? e-Con e-News 18-25 April 2020 “When orthodoxy fails, heresy must come into its own” – GVS de Silva ee is ever fascinated by our history – and even more – ee has a nostalgia forContinue reading “Where Have All the Profits Gone?”

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