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Old 02-01-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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Gov't officials and their families would be the "few". The son of the president can be seen on Instagram luxuriating at the best hotels in the world does that mean the average person in Equatorial Guinea can do the same?

At any rate their professional class was decimated by the first president who was quite dumb having failed the civil service exam 3 times. He resented that and took it out by launching vicious attacks on intellectuals and anyone that wore glasses.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franci...C3%ADas_Nguema
It's pretty common to have Africans among the government and the military elite move to Europe, or their children.

Or for that matter to the US.

Any government and it's military are more than a few people, and they have their favored local business people they deal with. Those people and their children too can leave the country when they want to. And they do.

Also the stuff you posted took place in the 70s, and does not demonstrate that there isn't a professional class in Ecquatorial Guinea today.

Have you lived in Equatorial Guinea or visited in recent years?

And have you dealt with Africans in Europe or for that matter in the US?
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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It's pretty common to have Africans among the government and the military elite move to Europe, or their children.

Or for that matter to the US.

Any government and it's military are more than a few people, and they have their favored local business people they deal with. Those people and their children too can leave the country when they want to. And they do.

Also the stuff you posted took place in the 70s, and does not demonstrate that there isn't a professional class in Ecquatorial Guinea today.

Have you lived in Equatorial Guinea or visited in recent years?

And have you dealt with Africans in Europe or for that matter in the US?
I'm American of Ghanaian parentage. I've visited Africa. The notion that the elite is a lot of people runs afoul of the word "elite".

I've never said there was no professional class today, you did.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: midwest
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Our economic theory is based on cash flow and poverty is largely defined that way. It is really curious that double entry accounting was invented in Italy 700 years ago but Western countries do not make it mandatory in schools. Why is poverty rising in the US?

The Economic Wargame is a continuation of the Military Wargame by other means.

Notice that American economists do not tell American consumers how much they lose on the depreciation of automobiles everywhere year. Probably more than $300,000,000 per year. A bit much for economists to not mention. Consumer slavery is good for America.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:24 PM
 
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I'm American of Ghanaian parentage. I've visited Africa. The notion that the elite is a lot of people runs afoul of the word "elite".

I've never said there was no professional class today, you did.
So then if you're American of Ghanian parentage, you wouldn't necessarily have any special insight on what numbers of people from Equatorial Guinea move to Spain today.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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So then if you're American of Ghanian parentage, you wouldn't necessarily have any special insight on what numbers of people from Equatorial Guinea move to Spain today.
Neither do you but I read. Oh you spelled Ghanaian wrong.
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