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    Zimbabwe Economic Collapse

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    His degree is irrelevant.
    To be eligible for the position of governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, a candidate should be in possession of a doctorate degree. Mangudya took over after Gideon Gono who graduated in 2007 with a PhD in Strategic Management from Atlantic International University.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwa shenzi View Post
    To be eligible for the position of governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, a candidate should be in possession of a doctorate degree. Mangudya took over after Gideon Gono who graduated in 2007 with a PhD in Strategic Management from Atlantic International University.

    Going from a relatively free economy to a command economy turned Zimbabwe from being a breadbasket to being a basket case. Putting the brightest, best educated human or a pet rock in that position would make no difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwa shenzi View Post
    To be eligible for the position of governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, a candidate should be in possession of a doctorate degree.
    It would hardly be a drawback, sure, but why would they necessarily need one?
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    Don't know, but I think it's a requirement. Mangudya has been accused of not being qualified for the job because of the WIU degree, but decimon is probably right: someone with a legitimate degree wouldn't make much difference.
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    Speaking of Zimbabwe, doesn't First Lady Mrs. Robert Mugabe (Grace) have a 60-day wonder-doctorate? Oh yeah, she does...

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/sh...bwe-university

    and here: Call for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe to return PhD - BBC News

    And here's a list of her husband's seven legit, earned degrees - including 2 law degrees earned from a jail cell - eleven honorary degrees and three revoked honorary degrees.

    Full list of President Mugabe's 18 degrees: 7 academic, 11 honorary, 3 revoked - My Zimbabwe News

    Somehow, I doubt a plethora of good degrees would effect any material change in Zimbabwe. I see no hope here. No hope at all.

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    There's hope: he can't live forever. Hopefully soon he'll join Castro in Hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    There's hope: he can't live forever. Hopefully soon he'll join Castro in Hell.
    But the Party will live on, like the PRC. With any luck, the Party will liberalize enough, post Mugabe, for the people to begin building decent lives for themselves.

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    You can switch "Zimbabwe" out with "The U.S." in the title and set the date 10-15 years into the future and the title would probably have at least some relevance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomE View Post
    You can switch "Zimbabwe" out with "The U.S." in the title and set the date 10-15 years into the future and the title would probably have at least some relevance...
    To be blunt, I can't imagine that anyone who knows what a real economic collapse is like would say something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomE View Post
    You can switch "Zimbabwe" out with "The U.S." in the title and set the date 10-15 years into the future and the title would probably have at least some relevance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    But the Party will live on, like the PRC. With any luck, the Party will liberalize enough, post Mugabe, for the people to begin building decent lives for themselves.
    It'll take a while. I read recently that Mugabe has fixed it so his wife, Grace, will assume the throne when he kicks. Short of a coup, she'll last a while. She's a lot younger than hubby dearest. He's 92, she's 51, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    It'll take a while. I read recently that Mugabe has fixed it so his wife, Grace, will assume the throne when he kicks. Short of a coup, she'll last a while. She's a lot younger than hubby dearest. He's 92, she's 51, I think.

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    May she be known as Amazing Grace for doing some good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    May she be known as Amazing Grace for doing some good.
    She's already (predictably) known by some as "Amazing Grace." Article on her and hubby here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ident-zimbabwe

    And she's already announced herself as the new President, who will take office when Robert Mugabe steps down: http://buzzsouthafrica.com/grace-mug...zim-president/

    (Apparently, Mr. Mugabe has announced that he is working towards his retirement as President. See article.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomE View Post
    You can switch "Zimbabwe" out with "The U.S." in the title and set the date 10-15 years into the future and the title would probably have at least some relevance...

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