The World Bank Driving Madness on Our Roads

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 26 December 2021 – 01 January 2022 30 people are killed or seriously mangled every day on Sri Lanka’s roads, wails the World Bank. 38,000 people annually. But they don’t blame themselves or the IMF. They plan to make it worse.      This ‘mass murderContinue reading “The World Bank Driving Madness on Our Roads”

Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 20-26 June 2021 Big Fs all dominated this week’s capitalist media: Fuel, Food, Finance, Pharma, Farming, Fertilizer, Foreign-investment! But the biggest F of all is the failure of banks to finance modern production. This, they ignore…. • Smuggling! Families of the merchant oligarchyContinue reading “Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery”

Ransoming Vaccines & the Indispensable Minimum of Murder

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “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”

Postponing Independence for Another 50 Years?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 4-10 April 2021 The 50th anniversary of the JVP uprising in April 1971 recalls the horrific consequences of driving people’s hopes up and then dashing them to the ground. Was the uprising an immunization campaign fronted by dedicated yet immature rebelsContinue reading “Postponing Independence for Another 50 Years?”

Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals!

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals! e-Con e-News 21-27 March 2021 Social media, news, gossip columns are abuzz with stories about ministers robbing the treasury, trees being cut (FB photos show lorries with logs in Moratuva, as if that town never had a furniture industryContinue reading “Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals!”

‘Docile’ Goviyo, Great Bank Robberies & Kapati Thinktanks

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” ‘Docile’ Goviyo, Great Bank Robberies & Kapati Thinktanks e-Con e-News 1-7 November 2020 Fingerprints left at the daylight hijacking of state-owned Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank also expose the hand of thinktanks (such as US-funded Advocata, state-funded Institute of Policy Studies) and formerContinue reading “‘Docile’ Goviyo, Great Bank Robberies & Kapati Thinktanks”

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