Category Archives: Articles/Columns from Jamaican newspapers

Love The Poor, But What About The Rest Of Us?

This article originally appeared in print as the Letter to the Editor in the Jamaica Observer, on Thursday March 6th, 2014.     LOVE THE POOR, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US?  by Lipton Matthews A prosperous society is … Continue reading

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The Pope’s Delusion

This article originally appeared in print as  a Letter to the Editor in the Jamaica Observer, on January 4th, 2014. It has be reformatted and edited for this online publication.   THE POPE’S DELUSION by Lipton Matthews Individuals improve their … Continue reading

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Agro-Park Mess. Another Reason Why the Jamaican Government Should Stay out of Agriculture

An Article From the Jamaica Observer Say it isn’t so. Another failed government agricultural project. When will they learn? Can we the citizens make a constitutional amendment that would ban the Government of Jamaica from agricultural endeavours using taxpayers’ money … Continue reading

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“Keynesian Stimulus Won’t Work For Jamaica”

These are not my words. This headline appeared in today’s Sunday Gleaner and it is coming from the unlikeliest of sources….the Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Mr. Colin Bullock. Given Jamaica’s economic progress (or lack of … Continue reading

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Reduce the Bureaucracy

by Lipton Matthews “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem” – Ronald Reagan It is the duty of government to create a competitive regulatory framework to facilitate private investment, but many … Continue reading

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Jamaican Agriculture Needs a Revolution

Lipton Matthew’s Letter to the Editor, The Jamaica Observer Dear Editor, In this age of rapid globalisation, states that are not internationally competitive will not reap significant economic benefits. Like most aspects of the economy Jamaica agricultural sector’s output has … Continue reading

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How Reggae Defeated Mambo

An Article from Reason Magazine   All I can say is this is a tout-de-force-of-an-article on the history of Jamaican music. This is quite a comprehensive writing on the rise of Jamaican music. Not unsurprisingly it is written by a … Continue reading

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