Material Deprivation in Malta According to the European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions Survey, during 2017 there were 34,596 people living in materially deprived households. Amongst them 14,393 lived in households that were deemed to be severely materially deprived. In 2017, the material deprivation rate stood at 8.0 per cent, whereas the severe material […]Continue readingMore Tag
A Bridge between Europe and Africa
“Africa’s economy will be larger than that of the USA and (the current) E.U. combined by 2050” While reading the newspaper I came across a news about a Nigerian con-man posing as an agent “the Agricultural Attaché to the Malta Embassy in Nigeria” for the development of a phantomatic “world-class industrial fish township in Nigeria […]Continue readingMore Tag
Corruption is the Scourge of the Earth!
Corruption is a scourge, much worse than what most people think! Unfortunately the perception about how damaging corruption is, pales in comparison to reality, Unfortunately facts do not convince people. Facts do not win arguments and they do not change people’s minds. It is called the backfire effect which was discovered as a result of […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta’s Economic Performance by Legislature 1971-2016
The prowess or weakness of the economic performance achieved during the tenure of any particular government and how it compares to other administrations gets touted or berated to justify political arguments, but more often than not is actually used to reinforce one’s preconceived notions. The current’s administration economic achievements are to evaluate especially on the […]Continue readingMore Tag
Malta’s Economic Miracle: Does It Exist?
An Economic miracle sounds pretty nice….that is exactly what you would like your country to go through. Due to my academic background and personal beliefs, I am particularly amused at the notion of an “economic miracle”. However, for our purposes we will vaguely define an “economic miracle” as a prolonged period of time during which […]Continue readingMore Tag