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Dmitry Pozhidaev

@DDPozhidaev

Rogue economist & development practitioner. Professor, Makerere University|Development economics & finance|Views are mine.

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This year, Orthodox Easter coincides w/ Karl Marx's bday. Marx described religion as the opium of the people but did it in a most poetic way: 'It's the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of our soulless conditions.'

This year, Orthodox Easter coincides w/ Karl Marx's bday. Marx described religion as the opium of the people but did it in a most poetic way: 'It's the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of our soulless conditions.'
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Happy birthday, Karl Marx!

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways — the point, however, is to change it.”

Happy birthday, Karl Marx! “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways — the point, however, is to change it.”
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What does the future hold for South Africa as it prepares for a general election on May 27? Most South Africans feel dissatisfied. It is hard to be thankful for democratic freedoms when you are jobless and living in your grandmother’s house economist.com/leaders/2024/0…

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We’ve all seen the horrific scenes from pro-Hamas protests on college campuses recently.

Calling for violence against Jews and publicly supporting terrorism is not political activism.

It’s antisemitism.

Say no to hate. Stand on the right side of history.

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133 Israeli men, women and children.

209 days in captivity.

To others these are just numbers, but to us, these are our families, our friends, our neighbors.

133 Israeli men, women and children. 209 days in captivity. To others these are just numbers, but to us, these are our families, our friends, our neighbors. #LetThemGoNow
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My new blog where I discuss some unexpected results of our research and explain how to use the Russian prison mail system. It's a tribute to my co-author Борис Кагарлицкий who has been sentenced to 5 years in Russian prison for his position on Ukraine deveconhub.com/dependency-cor…

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My new blog where I discuss some unexpected results of our research and explain how to use the Russian prison mail system. It's a tribute to my co-author Борис Кагарлицкий who has been sentenced to 5 years in Russian prison for his position on Ukraine deveconhub.com/dependency-cor…

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Persecution of Socialist & truly Communist organizations in Russia reminds the worst days of 'the accursed Tsarist regime' as characterized by Lenin. This highlights the privileged position of the Russian 'Communist Party' as a stooge of Russian crony capitalism Volodymyr Ishchenko

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While you are reading this, there are 133 Israeli men, women and children being held hostage in Gaza.

While you sit in your living room, garden or office, they are somewhere in the dark tunnels of Hamas.

We do not rest, until each and every one of them is home.

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Thank you Sheryl Sandberg for being the voice for so many Israeli women and girls who experienced unimaginable sexual violence at the hands of Hamas.

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Clear North-South & West-East divide in average salaries. New EU countries operate as periphery to the EU core, with Bulgarian salaries just 1/4 of German. The only post-communist country that closed the gap with the EU core is Slovenia where the salaries are as high as in Italy.

Clear North-South & West-East divide in average salaries. New EU countries operate as periphery to the EU core, with Bulgarian salaries just 1/4 of German. The only post-communist country that closed the gap with the EU core is Slovenia where the salaries are as high as in Italy.
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In many respects, Russia and Ukraine mirror each other (unsurprisingly given their common Soviet past): heavy restrictions on the freedom of speech & media; suppression of the opposition, esp. the Left; glorification of the mythical past; dehumanization of the Other, etc.

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1st May rally in Paris to demand the release of the prominent Russian Marxist Борис Кагарлицкий & all political prisoners in . You can sign a petition in support of Boris Kagarlitsky at freeboris.info

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De-dollarisation at 'stunning speed'
- 'The greenback’s share in global reserves slid last year at 10 times the average speed of the past two decades'
- Who could have predicted that unsustainable debt, sanctions & stealing reserves somehow reduces trust?
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

De-dollarisation at 'stunning speed' - 'The greenback’s share in global reserves slid last year at 10 times the average speed of the past two decades' - Who could have predicted that unsustainable debt, sanctions & stealing reserves somehow reduces trust? bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Curious finding in our recent study w/ Борис Кагарлицкий imprisoned in Russia for his position on Ukraine: control of corruption is negatively correlated w/ indicators of econ dependency. Improvement in corruption leads to increase in external balance deficit & FDI outflows.

Curious finding in our recent study w/ @B_Kagarlitsky imprisoned in Russia for his position on Ukraine: control of corruption is negatively correlated w/ indicators of econ dependency. Improvement in corruption leads to increase in external balance deficit & FDI outflows.
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Happy International Workers' Day, comrades! Despite the neoliberal claims to the contrary, the key contradiction b/w labor & capital has not disappeared after the collapse of Communism. It has gained in scope & intensity as Capitalism became the only game.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati…

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Trump advisors discuss punishing countries that ditch the dollar:
- US debt unsustainable & US dollar increasingly weaponised
- The US legalised theft by stealing Russian reserves, and China is likely next target
- BRICS thus intensifies de-dollarisation
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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The people has spoken: Despite the radical rallies & protestations, being pro-Ukranian & pro-Israeli is not mutually exclusive. This also exposes the fallacy of the decolonization agenda.

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Curious finding in our recent study w/ Борис Кагарлицкий imprisoned in Russia for his position on Ukraine: control of corruption is negatively correlated w/ indicators of econ dependency. Improvement in corruption leads to increase in external balance deficit & FDI outflows.

Curious finding in our recent study w/ @B_Kagarlitsky imprisoned in Russia for his position on Ukraine: control of corruption is negatively correlated w/ indicators of econ dependency. Improvement in corruption leads to increase in external balance deficit & FDI outflows.
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