Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

By Tess Conner Last week, the government in Ethiopia approved, much to the outcry of the rights activists, a new Computer Crime Proclamation, which, according to the government, is designed to protect the state and citizens from crimes committed using computers. It is not clear if governments, especially the US and individual EU member states, … Continue reading Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

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No “Government” but a subset of individuals

It is a common pop-libertarian argument, but given our recent republication of selections from "Uncle Sam, the Monopoly Man," it bears repeating:  the state does not actually exist.  What we cavalierly call "the government" is an abstraction--an organizational, ideological schematic our minds impose on the world.  In fact, in all that "the state" does, from … Continue reading No “Government” but a subset of individuals

Ethiopia: A Way Out of Debt Distress

The most talked economic performance of Ethiopia is evidently happening with considerably increasing domestic and external vulnerabilities. The economic grew by 8.7pc in 2014/15, supported by the booming manufacturing and construction sectors. However, inflation has been on the rise to disgracefully and almost literally offset what has been built. External vulnerabilities have also increased as … Continue reading Ethiopia: A Way Out of Debt Distress