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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Decision-making in the shadow of sortition

At a seminar on the topic of ‘sortition’ in about 2006, one participant was moved to claim it is ‘one of the sexiest ideas in political theory’. Of course, sortition is as old as democratic thought itself and the online Encyclopedia Britannica says ‘Sortition [is] election by lot, a method…

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The heights of absurdity

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news may 30, 2018 I have heard politicians give all manner of questionable and laughable explanations in defence of their positions, and some of this is unavoidable in political life with its notions of collective responsibility and collegiate destiny. But if reports are true, a conversation that took…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Marx, money and freedom

stabroek news may 23, 2018 By Henry Jeffrey  Deciding what aspect of Marxism to consider in the 200th year after Karl Marx’s  birth (5th May 1818) was made considerably easier when some comments, purportedly by a ‘Jewish leader’ about ‘why black people are economically behind’ and what can be done to…

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‘Work to rule’ and the rush for economic growth.

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news. may 15, 2018 Apart from theatre intended to appease supporters of the coalition government, I am struggling to understand the case being made against former finance minister Ashni Singh and former head of NICIL Winston Brassington.  Succinctly, by my comprehension, Singh and Brassington are charged with public…

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Bleak day for industrial relations

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news. may 9, 2018 Nine days before the 2015 general elections, Stabroek News headlined ‘APNU+AFC makes pact to restore bargaining rights to workers – under gov’t of national partnership.’ It continued, ‘The opposition coalition APNU+AFC yesterday made a pact with the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and labour…

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Jagdeo’s policy shift?

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news may 2, 2018 The PPP is still the most formidable political party in Guyana. The last elections proved this and if anything, the performance of the present regime may well have improved its standing. It is, therefore, worth noting when former president Bharrat Jagdeo gives us an…

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Who cares? Lock them up!

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news april 25, 2018 Clearly in retaliation to the government’s – by way of  the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) – charging in their absence former minister of finance and chairperson of NICIL Ashni Singh and former NICIL head Winston Brassington with misconduct in public office for selling…

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APNU+AFC is a single entity

By Henry Jeffrey stabroek news april 11, 2018 Today I will apply to Guyana relevant lessons gleaned from the international experiences considered last week. The lessons must be considered interrelatedly and unfortunately they serve to demonstrate that perhaps only in form is the APNU+AFC a political coalition. Here I focus on the…

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