The Pusher Formal Sector


One of the macroeconomic headaches of Ethiopia is a low domestic revenue. It has sunk the nation into debt stress and strained the adequate allocation of resources into critical parts…


Misunderstood Media

The problem with Ethiopia is that too many people believe there exists a secret society which not only exists but is behind the world order, moving pieces around to its…


In Defense of Liberal Order

It was only last month since former State Secretary of the United States, Rex Tillerson, visited Ethiopia. For his arrival coincided with the decision of Hailemariam Deselagn to resign from…


Don’t Just Make a Living

It is nice that Ethiopia has a Ministry of Science & Technology, for most of the technology or science in the country is imported. The governmental body is understandably on…


Preventive Checks

Even in the late 18th century, humankind was wary of population growth. Englishman Thomas R. Malthus, in his 1798 book ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population’, argues that humanity…


Constructive Speculation

There are too many drawbacks to being an Ethiopian consumer. If it is not cheap consumer goods and services that are not even worth the paper that the money has…


Wholesome Clusters

It takes a great deal of will for residents of a city to ignore the precarious political situation that exists all around them. Addis Abebans wake up in the morning,…


Addis Abeba’s Reverie

We live in the age of political commentary. Turn on the TV, and a comparatively wide range of hosts and guests on satellite channels offer the public a slew of…


Jobs, Higher Incomes Or Else

It is said that what put Donald Trump in the White House was his promise of jobs. Many were willing to overlook the multiple red flags – his lack of…


Aviation’s Davids Must Get Their Due

The almost two-decade-long Yamoussoukro decision has realised, and the African skies have been liberalised, at least between the 23 countries that are on board with the Single African Air Transport…


Hunt for Illusive Public Trust

The world does not lack for statistics. From economic growth to country livability, from crime rates to worker’s productivity, there remains little that has not been measured. Even the results…


Wages Too Soon to Ponder

To any one person that has paid attention to Ethiopia’s economy, what is immediately apparent is that exploitive wages to employees – at the risk of sounding perverse – is…


Informality, Product of Irksome Formality

Ethiopia, akin to its developing counterparts, has a broad and lively underground economy. It does not contribute to the national coffer or gets regulated by the government. It is instead…


Pubescent Economy’s Growing Pains

Rare as it may be, it is not utterly absurd to find an informed, informative, conversation in a minibus taxi about policies and lack of government services. It was a…


Battle of Economic Classes

It does not do much to Ethiopians’ collective morale that individuals such as Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, and Warren Buffet, often termed…


Love Thy Neighbour

It took hours since coming into effect for the warring factions of South Sudan to break the cease-fire that was signed three days ago. The armed opposition accused the government…


Editorial

Economists, as well as multilateral institutions, have urged the need t...


Agenda

For a country accommodating more than a hundred million peoples, provid...


Fineline

It has been two weeks since Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was co...


Commentary

Refreshingly original, both in form and substance, the emphatic inaugur...


Viewpoint

Ethiopia is at a turning point. With the new Prime Minister in place, t...


Opinion

One of the macroeconomic headaches of Ethiopia is a low domestic revenu...


View From Arada

Development projects are scarce measured on the damage they cause to th...






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