Category Archives: GUYANA

Sharing the burden of financing higher education.

SHARING THE BURDEN OF PAYING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: A response to UG tuition fee increase    

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CORRUPTION, INTERESTS AND THE LOGIC OF POLITICAL SURVIVAL

Figure 1 below is a modified version of Khemraj (2013) voting pattern and resource allocations in Guyana. It describes the potential and actual avenues of corruption, the essential pressure groups within Guyana’s political economy and the underlying logic of political … Continue reading

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ON THE WAGES OF LABOUR

In the rude and early stages of society before the accumulation of capital and appropriation of land both Adam Smith and David Ricardo contended that the value of a laborer’s output is solely determined by his/her direct and indirect labor … Continue reading

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Material Development is Possible Even with Corruption

Even before Plato penned the phrase who will guard the ‘guardians’, corruption in many forms had plagued society, and it continues to do so in spite of the fall of ‘personal rule’ and the rise of democratic rule and institutions. … Continue reading

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An interesting piece that parallels Cariban’s Reason…

can anyone be in favor of corruption?

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HITHER THOU SHALT COME, BUT NO FURTHER: a reply to comments

All forms of corruption and distributional conflicts are morally objectionable. In fact, it is the role of the citizenry to fight these ugly faces of society as best as they can. Our disagreement emerges when strategies aimed at these ugly … Continue reading

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