When Ian Smith announced the Unilateral declaration of Independence (UDI) in November 1965, he fundamentally changed the course of Rhodesia. Beyond politics, it veered off from good economics to dangerous territory that could only entropy into a disaster fifty six years later.

Sadly, in 2021, the Economic thinking, structures and processes have not changed. It has naturally degenerated to a worse form.

Ian Smith Economics was defined by four fundamental issues. Which four remain true today, albeit in a more vicious degenerative form;

(i) Net outward migration

(ii) State Monopolies dominating industry structure

(iii) Hawkish foreign policy & more tyrannical…

Baba Nyenyedzi

Entrepreneur with a deep interest in Economics and an even deeper interest in Zimbabwe.

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