What An Open Economy Would Mean for Nigeria – Ugbabe Adagboyi Damian

Nigeria's President Mohammadu Buhari has promised reforms

 The liberal economic theory represents a paradigm shift for economic policy from restrictive protectionist trade regimes to freer, more open economic systems (Ekpo, 2005). Based on capitalist principles of production and exchange developed by Adam Smith in 1776, the liberal economic theory presents a situation in which nations are at liberty to specialize by the […]

Economic Liberalization: The Path To Nigeria’s Economic Development – Oladiran Dolapo

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 Economic Liberalization according to Packenham (1994) encompasses privatization of state enterprises, liberal trade and investment policies, budget deficits, reduction in state subsidies and bureaucratic decentralization. Several researchers have tried to show the benefits associated with economic liberalization particularly in some third world countries. It is reported that the implementation of trade liberalization in Argentina (Packenham, […]

The 100th Man: Profit and Society

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 An African parable on how profits work to the benefit of all society. Produced by the Free Market Foundation as a gift to African Students For Liberty. For more information on the student movement for liberty and how to get involved, visit StudentsForLiberty.org.  

Looking Forward to the Moment when You Return 期待着你回来的那一刻 – A touching story on China and the crack down on Civil Liberty

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 As China continues its crackdown on reform-minded scholars and civil liberties, the wife of yet another detained member of the respected Beijing-based think tank, Transition Institute, has spoken out in an open letter circulated online. Reaching out to her husband, Huang Kaiping, in the only way she now can, Zhou Qinghui recounts in vivid voice […]

The Debris of the Berlin Wall Litters Africa

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 Few can agree on why the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago. However, the recent suspension of the Burkinabe constitution and the takeover of government by the army well demonstrates that its debris remain in Africa, where ideological proxy wars are ongoing. The 27 – year rule of Blaise Campaore, Africa’s fifth longest- serving president […]

Economic Freedom Index: An African Perspective

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 The Eastern Africa Policy Centre (EAPC) is a new regional think-tank that seeks to promote and disseminate Free Market ideas and the philosophy of Liberty within the Eastern African region. The immediate goal of the Centre is to educate, promote and spark debate on and around the importance of individual liberty and Free Market ideas, […]