Independence was a gift to the Colonialists!

by Sammy Darko at October 4th, 2017

They built an airplane and made its route one way only. Changing the pilot from foreigner to African, made no difference in the flight direction or in the destination of the cargo.   THE THESES   Colonialism was a project for the free or cheap exploitation of African resources and for the effective conditioning of […]

Vigilante groups in Ghana; a necessary evil

by Sammy Darko at April 18th, 2017

The proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety. But this is only part of the story.  In the book “Global Policing Research and Practice” it is noted that the rise of such groups may be part […]

On the Liberty of Fools

by Sammy Darko at April 2nd, 2017

O Liberty, how sweet is thy dream-scented illusion! Within time, unlimited freedom is an impossibility. It is the same as non-existence: death. For within space, to be is to be constrained. Not only is being human a particularly limited function and a limiting event, the continuity of life necessarily chains man to fixed relationships in […]

The joy of corruption: where there is no duty of care

by Sammy Darko at March 24th, 2017

The standard legal dictionary defines corruption as “the use of public office for private gain”. Corruption is a form of theft. To corrupt is to take something that belongs to a larger group and to give it to a fewer number. Corruption is the injustice of the few against the many. Transparency International and other […]

Toy Economics and Fake Developments

by Sammy Darko at March 22nd, 2017

Economic theories can be very impressive, especially where apparently universal principles of scarcity, competition, capital, labour, production, demand, supply, cycles, distortions, regulations, risks, interventions and so on are backed up by data illustrated by charts, graphs and seemingly complicated and color-coded formulas.   When many economists speak, they appear to suggest that they know how […]