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Rising Inequalities, Monetary Policy, and Social Cohesion, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...as a friend argued recently, “as income inequality rises, then, the challenges around social cohesion rise”. Across vast swathes of the country, this ugly dynamic is playing out at great cost in lost lives, property, and income-earning opportunities. That the central bank may be adding faggot to this fire ought…
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How An Artisanal Mindset Influences Public Policy Choices, By Uddin Ifeanyi

When we point to the failure of government difficulty with explaining an alternative to bad policy choices lies in this failure of the artisanal mind. How can a people who cannot properly count their costs and compensate for it in a way that enhances the quality of their lives hold…
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Restrictions To Our Freedoms and Our Sense of Duty, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Where I doubt is when the CDA then plans to impose a lockdown on the estate that permits financial members alone ingress and egress. Sure, by naming and shaming non-financial members, we may get them to put their money where their expectations lie. However, are there no better ways of…
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Of Presidential Debates And Incompetent Governance, By Uddin Ifeanyi

It matters, therefore, that invited to adjudge the suitability of different individuals for the office of president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we should place great store on their respective understanding of the problems faced by the country. And the solutions on offer. Irrespective, today, of the content and…
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When Pagans Play the Ostrich, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Objectively, there isn’t much difference, here, between this conceit of wishing positive outcomes into play and the more familiar cop-out known as “playing the ostrich”. Either way, the problem doesn’t go away. I’d wager that in nearly all cases, the vulnerabilities are exacerbated by being ignored in this way. Infrequently,…
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2019, the Global Economy, Oil Prices, and Nigeria, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the global economy may tank next year, but a more resilient oil market may shield us from much of the impact. Which is all for the better. For, given how addicted to oil export earnings the domestic economy is, full pass through from shrinking global output would hurt so much!…
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Culture and Our Relatively High Business Mortality Rate, By Uddin Ifeanyi

There’s no question, but that the environment in which small businesses have had to operate in the country is a very difficult one. The shorthand description for this difficulty is a single word: “cost”. High enough to make these businesses uncompetitive domestically, even before cheaper imports are thrown into the…
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Of Our Social Media and the Culture of Abusive Speeches and Writings, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...if we are to move this country as far as most of us would like to take it, then the debates that matter in the design and implementation of policy would have to be conducted by, and amongst, folks who prioritise evidence. And who in the face of superior arguments…
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