It is always hard to write about politics when one is at best apolitical. But as the saying goes, “even being apolitical is a political decision”. So I decided to learn about political parties in Tanzania through having dialogues with the leaders of these parties. My interest to learn about…

Long term thinking

To solve difficult problems which take long time and require some form of critical knowledge is hard because we live in a world which demands and celebrates instant gratification. …

What do you do when you go to another country and want to understand what matters to its people?

Go on social media/news article and see what’s trending in country x. Or speak to the locals and see what worries them most. …

Looking at old literature, the role of government is to provide security in exchange for taxes. Society became accustomed to this arrangement since the evolution from the agricultural revolution to the feared information revolution. People started farming and having settlements, thus needing to ensure their property entered the contract with…

There are few advantages in life you should seek for. One of those advantages is being ignored, or misunderstood or even further, being underestimated. These are good attributes. First if you happened to be ignored — you can go on to build what you want for a long time without…

I had a discussion about bits and atom in a Tanzania space. The lack of innovation and invention which is evident in various sectors from transport, healthcare, housing and even education to list the few.

My argument is that technology adoption often drive prices down over time and that has…

Variant perception

This week I spend an hour discussing the idea of variant perception which in simple term means seeking an edge on the subject beyond consensus. Interestingly there is not much written about the idea. I first read this idea in an investment book- I can’t recall the title…

I had an interesting talk with ambassador Peter Kallaghe about matters of progress and politics. The intriguing part of our chat was what he thought about the future, or specifically what should a country, a city or even an individual focus on to progress in life. He quipped “continuity and…

The Bucket filling experiment!

To achieve any meaningful results take time. The problem is, we live in a world with quick feedback loops in certain activities. These feedback make us believe that just about everything has to have immediate progress or its a waste of time. We even avoid such…

Ezekiel Lengaram

Ezekiel Lengaram is a Researcher in Economics at Wits University. My teaching and research focus are on the theory of Macroeconomics, Computational Economics.

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