I am a professional economist who retired from the International Monetary Fund. I use blogging as a way of organizing my ideas about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica in the 1950s, and from 1961 spent many years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I moved to the USA in the early 1990s, and moved back to Jamaica in 2013. I have worked and travelled abroad extensively. My views derive from a wide international perspective.