If Brenton Harrison Tarrant Is A Fascist Then He’s A Left Wing Terrorist, Obviously

That gross and appalling tragedy in New Zealand. Nutter opening fire at mosques as Friday prayers take place. Yes, obviously, a tragedy and appalling. We're in tautology territory here. And yet there's something wrong with the reporting of this....

Fascinating Idea From Ghana – Impeach Finance Ministers For Deficit Of 6% Of GDP

This is an interesting little piece of macroeconomic management being proposed in Ghana. If the Finance Minister allows a budget deficit of over 5% - so, therefore, of 6% - of GDP then Parliament should impeach him or her...

Oh Dear, Another Owen Jones Shoot Off Mouth, Shoot Off Foot Moment

It's almost as if Owen Jones is suffering from otherfootitis, the inability to open mouth other than to change feet. He's, obviously enough, outraged by the coverage of the Christchurch shootings. Those who must carry part of the blame...

IMF Tells Ethiopia – No More Foreign Currency Market Borrowings, Probably Sensibly

The IMF has told the Ethiopian Government that it really must stop borrowing from the overseas markets in foreign currency - this is probably a very sensible idea. Not because more capital wouldn't aid in developing the country, but...

Of Course India Should Have Sold ONGC’s Oil And Gas Fields To Foreigners

There are those who insist that a national government must own the company which extracts natural resources from the territory of that country. This is not so - for the government already owns the natural resources themselves. There is...

Tanzania’s Shakedown Of Acacia Mining Might Work – In The Short Term

Tanzania's pursuit of Acacia Mining - the lies over gold contents and taxation - looks like it might work in the short term. That very working in that short term being the proof that it won't work in the...

Indonesia’s Palm Oil Plans – What A Difficulty for Greenpeace, FOE

This is going to be just a delightful little conundrum for the fools over at Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. For two of their advocacies now come into direct conflict. As we know we should all stop using those...

There Is No Shortage Of Forex In Zimbabwe – It’s Just The Wrong Price

Given Zimbabwe's recent history it's entirely remarkable that the government is still getting this wrong. Perhaps some people just need things explained again and again and again before they get it. For there is no shortage of foreign exchange...

US Citizens To Need EU Visas From 2021 – It’s America’s Fault, Sadly

Currently United States citizens visiting the European Union for under 90 days do not need a visa - this will change from 2021, all will need to gain a new type of visa. We could say this is all...

Claim And Counterclaim – Fig Tree Growing Out Of Murder Victim’s Stomach

Some stories are just too good to be true. At which point we get those spoilsports in responsible media outlets telling us that they're not true. Proving, once again, that a lie can be halfway around the world before...

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