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March 23rd, 2024
Virgin Islands productivity

Dickson C. Igwe

This is the first of two articles on capital and productivity. Productivity is the human effort, that when joined with capital mix drives greater prosperity in the Virgin Islands.

March 5th, 2022
Morality, Economy & War

By Dickson C. Igwe

Before invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin would have done well listening to Chinese Philosopher Tsu Tzu: ‘’ the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

October 31st, 2020
The BREXIT horror hovering about the UK

By Dickson C. Igwe

Ok. This Old Boy, to the consternation of his army of critics, never believed Brexit was a good idea. He understood that in a world where regions were integrating and where the two main superpowers- China and the USA- were increasingly bellicose, staying within a united Europe offered the type of protection one obtains living in a well-fortified castle in a vast, terrifying, and violent forest.

November 23rd, 2019
Trump, Brexit & Nazi Germany

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austere trickledown economics has created a dangerous world. The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race hate has spiralled.

June 8th, 2019
A brand new economics for a very dangerous time

By Dickson C. Igwe

Supply Side, Trickle Down, Economics, - Neo Liberalism- has failed to deliver prosperity for western workers.

January 26th, 2019
Demographics: The 800-pound gorilla in the room

By Dickson C. Igwe

The Virgin Islands population mix, demographic, and migration patterns, and how these are used in Julius Caesar’s campaign, is the great unmentionable in the room.

July 21st, 2018
The Trump Economy: the protectionist model

Dickson Igwe

There are lessons to be learned from a booming USA; the proceeding story is second of a series of narratives on Donald J. Trump’s business first, protectionist, economics. The narrative juxtaposes the US economic model with that of the [British] Virgin Islands.

June 30th, 2018
The Third March, Part A

Dickson Igwe

The Virgin Islands General Election is to take place before the end of 2018 or early 2019. It will be an epic affair. The General Election will be a hard fought battle. In politics, the stakes are always high.
It will be seeing a national movement of voters marching to the ballot box. And the 2018/2019 General Election is a continuation of two preceding marches.

June 15th, 2018
A hard climb out the economic hole!

Dickson Igwe

Hurricanes Irma and Maria pulled the (British) Virgin Islands (VI) into a huge environmental and ecological "hole." That ecological crater is also an economic pit. Political and social leaders of the VI do not appear to have any cohesive and unified plan for pulling the economy out of recession. There are no solutions being offered. There is no vision on the horizon.

June 9th, 2018
A sustainable economic vision- Part A

Dickson Igwe

The world is facing huge environmental and ecological threats, and a climate change narrative that is changing the culture and way of life, of geographically and ecologically vulnerable communities and societies.

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