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Developing the developmental state

Get more specific than the broad macro-economics of the Washington Consensus, and look at how the state-market combo affects poverty and inequality. This was the…

Whither the Washington Consensus?

Continuing the theme of the Rhodes Politics teach-in, on the heels of Tito Mboweni, academic Charles Simkins on Wednesday weighed in by putting things in…

How much is a blog worth?

There is a blog up for sale, at auction, and I wonder if you can predict how much it will sell for. (I am not…

Mboweni’s dictum

Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni poured scorn on the labour “left” in a speech at Rhodes University today. He was speaking to the issue of…

Sepp Blatter is wearing no clothes

I hate to be the one to say that the emperor is not wearing any clothes … but, the emperor is not wearing any clothes.…

Show me the money!

I’ve had quite an eventful trip to the United States (still here), attending both the Commission Junction University Conference and TechCrunch40 — two seriously great…

Where is South Africa’s Muhammad Yunus?

I was at an event the other night that featured Jay Naidoo as the guest speaker. In his talk he told the story of Grameen…

Department of Crony Capitalism

Chris Barron of the Sunday Times went in search of meaningful answers from the director-general in the Deparment of Communications. He found none, but published what he heard anyway.