adebayoalonge explains the concept of panAfricanism and why it is important today for all Africans and their relatives
The weakness of African countries is an existential crisis to the African race and its diaspora. It serves as signpost to legitimize racial oppression wherever Africans go. But increasingly as more new foreigners move into Africa in search of maintaining economic growth in their homelands, Africans will suffer to maintain their dignity in their own lands.
adebayoalonge addresses the social issue of inequality through the concept of time-price. He states that inequality is driven by time scarcity suffered by the poor and middle class. The rich have more time to learn. Therefore they can create new income faster and better by selling goods and services from their new knowledge. He advocates that to solve inequality, effort must be placed in improving the stock of knowledge of the poor and middle class through education and entrepreneurship.
In this article, adebayoalonge explores the history of climate change, assesses the current approaches to solving the climate change crisis and explores the post-human existence of earth should we fail to transform our civilization to protect the earth. He proposes that we must evacuate land, reduce city sprawl and leave the earth to regenerate evacuated lands. We must move from ownership to kinship- human success must be redefined from accumulation to sharing- like our ancestors lived. We must eliminate meat based diets, reduce births per woman, let the forests be and allow ‘wild animals’ free roam. Prices must rise, production volumes must fall and humans must learn to do without.
Will the liberation from colonialism and the end of apartheid have been of no use? Certainly not. But we have a huge job ahead of us. The fate of Africa is in our hands. Collectively. We will do what we want with it, provided that a new awareness of our destiny in the world is raised. At the pace at which this world goes, and the way it treats us, one thing is clear. We will have to do everything and give everything so that no African or person of African descent is treated as a foreigner in Africa.
In this OpEd, Adebayo Alonge proposes that the West needs to invest in social welfare and justice programs in poor countries in order to sustainably solve the global mass migration crisis.
Africa needs more Impact Entrepreneurship to solve its many social problems. Conventional capitalism has failed to stop the spread of poverty on the continent. It needs a new type of entrepreneurship- one that has heart.