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”

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!”

The Elephant-Plantation Conflict

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ The Elephant-Plantation Conflict Central Bank Governor Exposes Economists & Media e-Con e-News 21-27 February 2021 ‘The elephant-people conflict is complex, and its history dates back to English colonialism. Most elephants lived in the montane forests, with only a minority livingContinue reading “The Elephant-Plantation Conflict”

Export-Quality-Only Economics Exposed!

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Export-Quality Only Economics Exposed! e-Con e-News 11-17 October 2020 “Where do these people keep their hearts? I do not know, but they leave them somewhere else… Ultimately, necessarily, they grow bored with all emotions, these people whom laws, people, institutions make fly down likeContinue reading “Export-Quality-Only Economics Exposed!”

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