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OPINION: To political aspirants who hedge and delay: count the cost

by GHK Lall I observe the behaviors of one new contestant or another in the run-up to elections, and there is much that is incomprehensible, so much that is of the undesirable and the distasteful, to put things mildly. From studied antics to forced last-minute decisions and delayed announcements, there is worrying as what the future holds. They throw the ...

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OPINION: It is reform season: believe at own risk

By GHK Lall For me, it is more than the silly season. I look in passing, in passing only, at the national elections landscape and it is at once comic, pathetic, and tragic. And when I lump all of those together, there are those elements from limited politicians, who think of themselves as the smartest people around, but who succeed ...

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OPINION: Prisoner’s Dilemma and a call to extend and reform

Guyana’s political establishment is faced with a version of the Prisoner’s Dilemma. By Terrence R. Blackman (PhD) and Thomas B. Singh (PhD) July 11, 2019 The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a well-known concept in modern game theory. It is a paradox in decision analysis in which two players, each acting in her own self-interest, will fail to produce the optimal outcome.  ...

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OPINION: Say it ain’t so, Mr. President

By GHK Lall How could you, Mr. President? Say it ain’t so, Excellency… Except that it is. I am the short end of the stick here; it is a dirty, undesired one. Spiked too. For there I was repeatedly trashing those tardy public servants, who lapsed through negligence, or contempt, or impatience, or disinterest (or some combination of all those) ...

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OPINION: No government can endure without trust

By GHK Lall The foundation and engine room of any governance mechanism is credibility. The willingness of citizens in their various segments–be they critics, adversaries, cynics, neutrals, even believers–to invest confidence and reliance that integrity and good faith course through officials and processes, as guided by law: respecting of and bowing before the law. Using these as bases, I contend ...

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