Author Archive: Dickson Igwe

Dickson Igwe is an education official in the Virgin Islands. He is also a national sea safety instructor. He writes a national column across media and has authored a story book on the Caribbean: 'The Adventures of a West Indian Villager'. Dickson is focused on economics articles, and he believes economics holds the answer to the full economic and social development of the Caribbean. He is of both West African and Caribbean heritage. Dickson is married with one son.

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Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery A story out of Nigeria West Africa emphasized the importance of local production and local markets for strong and sustainable economic growth. Punch Nigeria asserted that, ” actively promoting patronage of locally made products is […]

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Guns, Safety and Tourism

Guns, Safety and Tourism

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Personal safety is the travelers most critical consideration. Now, no family wants to go on vacation only to return in caskets.  A country may offer spectacular panoramas, hugely significant historical sites, rich cultural narratives, awesome geography, and great resorts and hotels, but if a car bomb or mass shooting promises to send the tourist and […]

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The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations. It has become mantra that the plumber earns more than the office worker. In the Virgin Islands, a skilled building contractor is in […]

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Brexit: a new phase of civil war

Brexit: a new phase of civil war

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Boris Johnson’s appointment as UK Prime Minister is simply a new phase of the Brexit Civil War Boris Johnson officially became UK Prime Minister on July 25, 2019. His appointment was no surprise. Johnson is a darling of the UK Far Right. Much as Donald Trump is the Poster Boy of the USA’s White Supremacists […]

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Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DRIVING A COMPASSIONATE AND SUSTAINABLE CAPITALISM Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Economist, has asserted that the dominant economic model of the latter Twentieth Century- mainly Supply Side Free Market Economics- is obsolete in today’s swiftly changing global environment. Trickle Down has had its day. The world today is transitioning away from fossil fuel capitalism towards […]

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BREXIT: The 800Lb Gorilla Mauling the UK

BREXIT: The 800Lb Gorilla Mauling the UK

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

BREXIT is the most damaging event in recent UK history, equivalent to the Suez Crisis of the early 1960s, in terms of it’s malevolent effect on UK politics, economics, and society. Boris Johnson will be UK Prime Minister by the end of July 2019, save his death, or some event totally unforeseen as yet. Johnson […]

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The end of the Supply Side economy

The end of the Supply Side economy

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Free market, supply side – trickle down- economic thinking is facing it’s Waterloo moment After the era of economic stimulus ended in the early 1970s- the belief the consumer is king and that deficits driven by public spending generate the best type of economic growth- free market thinking became the dominant force in western economics. […]

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Early grumblings in a government’s first term

Early grumblings in a government’s first term

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Smart politicians pay heed to early disenchantment from voters. Why: because to be forewarned is to be forearmed Voter grumbling and voter discontentment at specific matters usually marks the beginning of political downturn for governments. Public disgruntlement can be diverted. But it is extremely difficult to change a negative narrative once it begins. When the […]

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The economics of vision part 1

The economics of vision part 1

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A series of stories on why applying appropriate economic ideas, is the strongest route towards El Dorado, for the Virgin Islands Now, once a government has decided upon its short, medium, and long term strategy, leading to realization of a national vision, economics is the tool and vehicle to get the country to that ‘’Promised […]

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BREXIT may never happen

BREXIT may never happen

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit was never sustainable. Why? Because Brexit was an act of political expediency by David Cameron to appease the right Wing of Britain’s Conservative Party who are anti European Integration: Europhobe. The Brexit referendum of 2016 backfired, leaving the UK mired in crisis. Now there is a reason most referendums are decided by a 2/3rds […]

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