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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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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Virgin Islands Party Politics

Virgin Islands Party Politics

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In twenty years, the state of Virgin Islands politics has never seen the flux and flow it sees today. In the past twenty years, the Two Party System has governed the political landscape. Two party politics has been a static and immovable beast. Two- Party Rule has defined general elections, defied attempts by independent candidates […]

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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit deep recession and depression are the result One product cultures- countries that depend on a single commodity or product for their economic existence- generate a visionless […]

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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit’’ all hell breaks loose.’’ Economies uniquely vulnerable to sudden shock have a number of common features. Economies that are the first to go into downturn after […]

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Economic vision, post public register of beneficial ownership

Economic vision, post public register of beneficial ownership

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

OK, a very savvy mind, who over the decades has been a major player in the Virgin Islands offshore finance industry, told this writer that he was not overly concerned about the UK government decision to impose a public register of beneficial ownership on offshore companies of overseas territories of Great Britain. He stated over […]

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Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high. Political commentary is necessary. It is a forum and venue, where issues, ideas, social demographics, the economy, campaigns, voter intentions, and so on and so forth, are discussed. And objectivity […]

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Vision is Boss

Vision is Boss

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vision is critical to economics. The math, statistics, psychology, history, and sociology, that create the concepts and narratives of economic thought, are mere tools of the visionary. Vision is what economics is about. Vision makes economics a useful and desirable discipline. The adoption of a national vision is the greatest tool of security and prosperity a […]

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