The Blue Economy

This article has been on the back burner for far too long and today marks the end of procrastinating this post. Without further a do let’s jump right in (maybe it should be dive right in considering it’s all things water resources, but I digress). Gunter Pauli, an accomplished author penned a book titled The…

Halal Economy

The government, through the Treasury ministry has in the recent past expressed  interest in the uptake of sukuk bonds to plug the budget.Peeking through the uptake of the same in other African countries shows that it has been gathering some momentum. This article will seek to explore the opportunities that come with the Halal economy.…

Fashionomics

Last month presented a great opportunity for me to attend a week long dance workshop dubbed ‘Consider Me Mad’. This was courtesy of a long time friend Jack Bryton a brilliant suave professional dancer. Goethe Institut, Nairobi provided the premises for the week’s activities. This workshop was fully coordinated by Jack and Sunday Israel Akpan…

History of Economic Thought

Economics  as we know it was shaped by great thinkers of yesteryear. Those that were bold enough to express their theories and  go against the deep-rooted status quo. The birth of the theories that are well known in economic circles revolve around three phases namely Pre-modern, Early Modern and Modern. The Pre-Modern era had empires…

The Economics of Gambling

Gambling carries a wide array of descriptions but one caught my eye. Business dictionary defines gambling as betting (wagering) that must result either in a gain or a loss. It is neither risk-taking in the sense of speculation (assumption of  substantial short-term risk) nor investing (acquiring  property or assets for securing long-term capital gains). In…

The Kadogo Economy

A wise man once said, the distribution of wealth and the capacity to generate incomes in the world can be captured in the form of an economic pyramid. At the very top of the pyramid are the wealthy with numerous opportunities for generating high levels of income. On the other hand more than 4 billion…