Count in Human Beings

"Nobel laureates, economists, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo call for a paradigm change. They want their profession to consider EMPIRICAL REALITY rather than indulging in FICTIONAL MODELS. In particular, they resent TV economists who sell DISTORTED PLATITUDES as deep insights."D+C 2020/05-06 This morning, I happened on a book review of the book: "Good economics for… Continue reading Count in Human Beings

Security Guard Induced Insecurity

Horror stories are abound during this COVID-19 induced lock down in Uganda. Stories of customers at the mercy of security guards. Case in point, I arrived at a reputable establishment, went to the security desk to sanitize my hands and the security guard commands: “use the other one”, while pointing at a water washing point.… Continue reading Security Guard Induced Insecurity

MPs Compromised by Debt

“The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, blames banking institutions for misleading members of parliament (MPs), who are often taken by surprise at the willingness to provide them with huge sums of money at short notice when they have just gone through costly campaigns. But the Speaker says that she attempted to advise MPs to live within their… Continue reading MPs Compromised by Debt

UNBS is Incompetent

I was prompted to visit the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) website because of the level of impurities in cereals on farmers’ markets in Uganda. And apparently: UNBS is “mandated to ensure fairness in trade and to enforce standards in protection of public health, safety and environment through market surveillance and sensitization”, so it… Continue reading UNBS is Incompetent

Know thy banker!

I made triple losses to my former banker; losses that were borne of: account opening charges for three bank accounts; exorbitant charges during the time my bank accounts were open; and Ushs 20,000 for closing each of my bank accounts. I could have avoided those loses and such a painful experience if I had paid… Continue reading Know thy banker!