Wednesday 14 December 2016

Looking Forward

On the web there is an intelligent capable young lady. Carole Newman, from Trinity College, Dublin, talking for three minutes plus on the economic challenges facing Africa.

This short video link on Youtube is easy watching, coherent and clear and you understand what she is driving at. On the other hand we might think about the wider implications.

Is there anything in what she says worrying for us in the UK and for others in Europe and perhaps elsewhere?


  1. Employment is the major challenge. Now instead of large companies and rich individuals regarding regulation as merely a hindrance, they may come to accept that economies need political management if they are to remain viable overall. Unemployment and low pay will rot away the social fabric.

  2. I think that the biggest issue facing Africa will be the loss of foreign investment and Aid as Europe and America start pulling back into versions of the "America First" visions currently in vogue.

    The sheer number of people who need jobs coupled with the loss of foreign investment and climate change beginning to get traction will mean some pretty bad things may very well be in the offing.

    I think that Europe has just scratched the surface of the Volkswanderung that is coming. Here in the colonies, there are a couple of oceans buffering the flow.

    Perhaps it is time to revisit "The Camp of the Saints".