Japan Yanks SriLankan Airlines

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 25 September – 01 October 2022 An Island editorial this week exposed – perhaps inadvertently – Japan’s sudden sumo moves in Sri Lanka: Japan is trying to further the interests of the strategic forum, QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), as a member, by intervening to enableContinue reading “Japan Yanks SriLankan Airlines”

Economic Crimes? Ask Elizabeth!

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ 4th Anniversary e-Con e-News 18-24 September 2022 The US war on Europe and Russia, along with the threat of nuclear weapons, recalls their World War 2 Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King’s expressed relief that the first atomic bomb used against humans was dropped onContinue reading “Economic Crimes? Ask Elizabeth!”

IMF Delays Dollars to Fuel the Flames

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 12-18 June 2022 Much of what is depicted as vast corruption is ‘accepted as standard procedure‘ in business and banks – John Whitehead, former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman, former US Deputy Secretary of State Everything needs to be fixed in the context of international standards, inContinue reading “IMF Delays Dollars to Fuel the Flames”

So Where Have All the Dollars Gone?

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 29 May – 04 June 2022 ‘India, being aware of the medicine shortage, imposed restrictions to prevent Sri Lanka from importing medicine from any other country except for India, along with its Line of Credit.’ – see ee Industry, Cautions Erudite Indian diplomat MK BhadrakumarContinue reading “So Where Have All the Dollars Gone?”

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”

Import-Export Mafia, Drug Lords, Media Barons & Flexible Workers

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 5-11 December 2021 An ‘international drug mafia’ and ‘fraudulent business operations’ were identified as ‘major challenges’ in Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa’s 2022 budget speech. This mafia, if you believe the capitalist media, is led by people with Sinhala village names – Makandure Madush, et.Continue reading “Import-Export Mafia, Drug Lords, Media Barons & Flexible Workers”

Mafia & Media Hitmen: Multinationals & Import Monopolies

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 09-15 May 2021 The Standard Oil Co (now ExxonMobil, Chevron, Caltex, etc.), accounts for our largest import bill. Unilever grabs 10% of everybody’s income here. They’re the leading mafia hitmen of the import monopolies – fuel, fertilizers, consumer goods, medicines, etc. – inContinue reading “Mafia & Media Hitmen: Multinationals & Import Monopolies”

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!”

Human Rights, Tree Rights & White Rites

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Human Rights, Tree Rights & White Rites e-Con e-News 14-20 March 2021 ‘The last people I will listen to is a white face on this issue’ – Philippines’ Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, thus discussed his country’s position on Myanmar.      Locsin fingers English perfidy in Myanmar,Continue reading “Human Rights, Tree Rights & White Rites”

The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence e-Con e-News 17-23 January 2021 Buying off local military officers by foreign agents is examined in an Island story this week (see ee Sovereignty, Deeper scrutiny of ‘intelligence related matters’)      Also, not a week goesContinue reading “The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence”

Big Assets, Small Minds

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Big Assets, Small Minds e-Con e-News 14-20 June 2020 “A true industrial ecosystem like in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, produces the yarn, the cloth, the accessories, the machines and the parts” (see ee Focus, Small-Minded) “Observers have compared the power now exercised by asset managersContinue reading “Big Assets, Small Minds”

When Traders Masquerade as Industrialists: Recalling SBD de Silva

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” When Traders Masquerade as Industrialists: Recalling SBD de Silva e-Con e-News 07-13 June 2020 “Everywhere there is a push to ‘open the economy’. What is meant, of course, is to bring back, as soon as possible, the profit-seeking activities of capitalist firms. It’s anContinue reading “When Traders Masquerade as Industrialists: Recalling SBD de Silva”

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