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Japan Pops the Tiger out of the Bag

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News  26 June – 02 July 2022 We’ve sat in the dark during power cuts, and we’ve witnessed Sri Lankans voice their frustrations in peaceful protest – US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Julie Chung, Chief Guest, 183rd AGM of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,Continue reading “Japan Pops the Tiger out of the Bag”

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”

Ransoming Vaccines & the Indispensable Minimum of Murder

blog: “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 06-12 June 2021 In virtually every colonial territory a certain number had to be killed before the survivors would accept the new prospects. This might even be said to introduce a new concept into the study of political economy – the indispensable minimumContinue reading “Ransoming Vaccines & the Indispensable Minimum of Murder”

National Media? International Amnesia!

ee archive: email: “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” National Media? International Amnesia! e-Con e-News 07-13 March 2021 Hush, baby, hush! Why all this fuss? The customs and the ports, the police and the courts, The hills, seas, beaches, sweat exported west, Don’t belong to us!         Yet! The beaches (and riversContinue reading “National Media? International Amnesia!”