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December 2nd, 2017
The Austerity Club

By Dickson Igwe

The floods and hurricanes of September 2017 were the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. September 2017 was a crossroad for the Virgin Islands: an inflection point, and a time of great change.

November 25th, 2017
Cleaning up after Irma

By Dickson Igwe

The following story is on the economics of disaster. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact on the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

November 18th, 2017
$3.5 billion & counting: the true cost of Irma

Dickson Igwe

The following story is an ongoing assessment of the economics of disaster. It is a narrative on the economic effects of Hurricane Irma to the Virgin Islands.

November 11th, 2017
Austerity or Stimulus: What economic medicine?

Dickson Igwe

The following story is on the economics of disaster. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact on the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

November 4th, 2017
The Post Disaster Economic defibrillator

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series of narratives: “A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.” The proceeding narrative is on the economics of disaster. It is narrated from a layman’s perspective.

October 28th, 2017
The Post Disaster Economy

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series of narratives: “A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.” Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history.

October 14th, 2017
Hurricane Irma, destruction & loss

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series on Hurricane Irma: A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact to the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

October 7th, 2017
A story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma & the Virgin Islands

Dickson Igwe

The following story begins a series of narratives on Hurricane Irma that should eventually become a book. Hurricane Irma was the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

September 2nd, 2017
Learning, education & technological disruption

Dickson Igwe

The world of education and learning is changing too slowly for a swiftly changing world of work, and major social change. Educators must be aware of this development.

August 26th, 2017
The true meaning of national prosperity

By Dickson Igwe

Now this Economics Layman has learned rather late in his life that Gross Domestic Product is not the alpha and omega of a country’s prosperity. The argument he has accepted this August, 2017 AD, is that it is better viewing social development measures, such as quality of life, and human and social welfare, as benchmarks of national prosperity.

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