Zimbabwe’s coup – net gain or no gain?

March 8, 2019 Staff Reporter 0

The scene in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe, on 21 November 2017 was extraordinary. Thousands walked through the streets, cheering, waving Zimbabwean flags, greeting soldiers as heroes, and taking selfies with military personnel in armoured vehicles. Exuberance, […]


The surprise cult of Modern Monetary Theory

February 20, 2019 Staff Reporter 0

By suggesting that there are no inherent limits to state spending, the imperfect concept has attracted a growing following. By Hattie O’Brien What makes money worth anything? The question sounds like a riddle. In 2009 the Zimbabwean newspaper […]

Economic Analysis

Economy: Time for efficiency

February 3, 2019 Staff Reporter 0

The flamboyant Victorian British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, once noted that; “There can be economy, only where there is efficiency”. By Prof Mthuli Ncube Zimbabwe’s economy has been full of inefficiencies for far too long. […]

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