Socialism is dead, capitalism is dying

As they say, no air-cleaner can kill the smell of money. But I say no IMF spray can kill the smell of poverty, let alone of death, when the right to a decent life increasingly depends on the generosity of philanthropists, writes JAN WAREUS


 Botswana is actually hanging on to the tail of a dying cow. We have desperately adopted Western hardcore capitalism and matching lifestyle and totally forgotten that we were once believers in a 'soft' traditional capitalism with a human face; the caring, traditional concept of our own African style. Today most tame economics are more and more shaky and slipping on their feet. They can sense a downfall for Western hardcore capitalism, but what about our old variety? Could it be the future? A kind of converted social democratic capitalism?

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