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The Black Man’s Burden

So much has been said of the “white man’s burden:” namely, how the collapsing American Empire and bygone British Empire have shouldered the burden of civilising Africa and driving the global economy for centuries. The opposite is true. The fact of the matter is that not only was Western civilisation invented by black Africans in ancient Egypt, Africa has driven global economic growth for centuries. African natural resources, labour, land, slavery and skilled émigré – as any decent economic historian will tell you – have fueled the world’s economy for many, many decades. To this day, Africa is the world’s engine-room for growth. In short, driving global economic growth abroad, whilst benefiting little at home is the “black man’s burden.” Read More »

America’s slide from Democracy to Corporatocracy

No government can be perfect, because all governments are composed of humans, especially those humans most attracted by power and profit. Which begs the question, does power attract morally corrupt people or does power morally corrupt people? Nowhere is this question more pertinent than the global bastion of democracy and power – America. Over the past half century, America’s power has waned and she has descended from popular democracy to corporate dictatorship. Read More »

Looking North for a Little Bit of Hope

News of the European debt crisis has become pervasive. Some blame their own country’s economic problems on what’s happening in Europe; others have no idea what is going on within the complex system that is the European Union. Maybe some context might help resolve some of the questions behind what is likely to become a very important issue for the second decade of the 21st century. Will this Union survive? Will it evolve beyond its present form? There are many questions but answering all of them would give us an analysis that would be far too extensive to for our present interests. For this first glimpse however, let’s look a little bit at the history. Read More »

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