Fashionable Economics

It was only last week that I wrote in these columns that we will soon be entertained by election time economic theories of the soon to be formed alliance between the JVP and the Honorable Prime Minister (Mahinda). It was only last week that I wrote in these columns that we will soon be entertained by election time economic theories of the soon to be formed alliance between the JVP and the Honorable Prime Minister (Mahinda). At the time I wrote the piece, we the public, were not aware of the 12 point agreement between the JVP and Mahinda. I say between JVP and Mahinda because both the JVP and the President have reiterated it is not a pact between JVP and SLFP.

Be that as it may, my guess was that once his economic policies were made public, people would be tempted to say that Mahinda cannot even spell the word economics. I also said that the “ravul malli” logic would actually come out of Mahinda’s mouth.

Even before the campaign has officially gotten off the ground, Mahinda has, by spelling out his JVP economic policies as per the 12 pointer, convinced every intelligent man and woman in this country that he does not understand any economics whatsoever.

For most people this is a sad realization of the l