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  • Home truths from WB

    Home truths from WB

    It made its position further untenable by insisting that the slowdown in government consumption was offset by solid investment, which benefitted from public infrastructure spending.

    October 15, 2019
  • Balkanizing the World Wide Web

    Balkanizing the World Wide Web

    Lest we forget, the Internet or World Wide Web was invented by the US defense community and its technology was allowed to be developed by individuals through innovations in hardware, software, standards, databases, protocols and institutions.

    June 21, 2019
  • IFC’s kettle of fish

    IFC’s kettle of fish

    The IFC plea for absolute immunity from the suit under the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945 (IOIA) that grants bodies like itself the “same immunity from suit” as is “enjoyed by foreign governments” secured for it a favourable decision in 2016 but EarthRights International, an advocacy group representing the plaintiffs, swung things in their favour when, in a recent 7:1 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the IFC was entitled only to limited or “restrictive” immunity that foreign governments enjoy, invalidating its claim for absolute immunity.

    April 5, 2019