Tag Archives: Capital

Yanis Varoufakis in TED talks: Capitalism will eat democracy – unless we speak up!

26 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

TED: Yanis Varoufakis thinks we need a radically new way of thinking about the economy, finance and capitalism.
 

“Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it’s because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy.”
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EOC Patriarch’s new conference hall and Senegal’s Basilica of Our Lady of Peace: two sides of a coin

24 Apr

BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN

It can safely be assumed that several thousands of Ethiopians must have heard about the decision by Patriarch Abune Paulos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) to build a modern mega conference hall, which would cost the Church ETB 206 million ($12 million).
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Gambella villagization — tidbit of truths slowly emerging in defiance of coverups & falsehoods

16 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The objections and criticisms to the resettlement programs in Ethiopia, past and present, are not fostered or designed by someone or a sinister group out there to render Ethiopia squishy because of ideological hostility to the country and its leaders, as the prime minister on 8 February 2012 alluded in parliament during the question and answer session. Also it is not based on opposition by the international community to settlements per se, i.e., as if it were a taboo of sorts.
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