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2 years

Why 'Crazy Rich Asians' Matters

A romantic comedy in which a bootstraps middle-class woman finds herself in love with a billionaire family. Entertaining, humorous, well produced, and creative, with one thing in particular that stands out – almost the entire starring cast are of Asian, primarily East Asian, descent. 

2 years

Reflecting on Double Standards in the American Public Square

The public square has been alight in recent days as controversy has brewed over The New York Times’ hiring of Harvard Law-educated Sarah Jeong and her history of questionable Tweets.

2 years

Hard Brexit to destroy EU

There is no doubt that the negotiations for the UK to leave the EU have been handled appallingly but ever since they demanded three immutable concessions, Brussels has been on a path to ensuring that a hard Brexit was inevitable.

3 years

Building a Transparent African Development Bank

Transparency is required for realising goals, boosting performance and leveraging impacts of any business operations. This is why transparency is a key element in the operations of the African Development Bank. Efforts at improved operations and efficient systems grounded in transparency are paying off.

3 years

The Brexit Dilemma Set to Continue

A question keeps occurring to me. Why is Brexit being decided along Party Political lines? Brexit is not an ideological issue. It makes no difference whether a voter leans left or right, there are Brexiteers and Remainers on both sides of the divide.

3 years

Brexit: Two Words We Don’t mention

In economics there are certain topics that are close to mythical; one is certainly stagflation and the other, although more a market word, is parity.

3 years

Brexit: Where Do We Go From Here?

Over the past week or so I have read reams of reports and conjecture about the UK’s proposed exit from the EU from publications as widely diverse as the Economist and Private Eye (actually, maybe they aren’t that diverse), political commentators, BBC economic reporters and various hacks and rabid demonstrators on both sides of the argument.