Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Wrong Move, Wrong Move”: Happenings in Jamaica

by Cato Rand To inject a bit of humour, I thought I would start my post this week with Josey Wales…..the song’s title it’s apt for the current state of affairs in Jamaica Let me move along. À la Nobel Laureate … Continue reading

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LOSE-LOSE POLITICAL GAME

by Lipton Matthews Politicians are vilified for every perceived wrong and (in reality they get very few things correct and in the case of Jamaica mostly everything wrong), but the reality is that politics is a thankless profession; there is … Continue reading

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Aversion to capitalism

Originally posted on How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business:
After we covered the main moral codes–altruism, egoism, and cynical exploitation–in my MBA business ethics course, my students report that they are all egoists (I…

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Why Not Create An Activist Lobby Groups To Push For Fiscal Reform in Jamaica?

by Lipton Matthews It is quite unusual that politicians are often blamed for our present conundrum by persons who created a conduit for political failure due to their apathy. The issues of mismanagement and waste in the public sector are … Continue reading

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The Jamaican Diaspora Conference Needs To Be Focused On Issues And Less Political

by Lipton Matthews Just under a year ago, the 5th Biennial Jamaica-Diaspora conference was hosted at the white elephant-Montego Bay Conference Centre, under the theme “A Nation on a Mission: Jamaica Diaspora Partnership for Development”. Just as the previous conferences … Continue reading

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Bono versus Bill Gates: A capitalist or a statist route to end poverty?

Originally posted on How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business:
“Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce—entrepreneurial capitalism—takes more people out of poverty than aid.” You might be surprised that this statement was made by Bono,…

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