The Cycling-Economics Blog
The cycling-economics blog takes a critical approach to the public narrative on developing and emerging countries dominated by western scholars, NGOs, and journalists. Of which many come with a bias of a well-off background on the needs and paternalistic sentiment on how people should develop in their views, often borne out of hypes in western universities but rather detached from the viewpoints on the ground of the people. Here we take a different approach: we like to show how these countries and their inhabitants are living, working and socialize based on their own heritage. How they take control of their own development – even under harsh environments. How they learn, found enterprises, and conserve their traditions and let them shape the respective markets in their environment. But also, how politics and institutions, geography shape their lives and the markets they are living in. Since I dug deepest into this world, when I travelled their countries by bicycle the title resembles this experience. However, since I trust into the creativity and entrepreneurship this blog also provides business ideas as well as background on financing. But overall, this platform should be open to anyone, who thinks, who can contribute to our vision, therefore, please check out our “what we publish section”
What We Publish
More diverse in categories to attract not only business and politics-interested but also lifestyle and the cultural heritage as well as anthropology to understand traditions, behaviors and therefore the respective markets better.
Geopolitical and Political Situation
Entrepreneurship and Tech
Who Do We Publish
About This Blog
This blog is dedicated to offer a platform for people especially from the global south to present themselves, their society, their economic environment to do business, exchange on how ideas can be realized within an instable and often lawless environment and how to find financing and overcome credit constraints. The topics range from economic analysis over entrepreneurship to financing (including cryptocurrencies and blockchain), to the cultural heritage of the people in developing and emerging countries. But also, from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in the industrialized world.
As early as the 1990s, the wounds of civil war, ethnic tensions over raw materials, poverty, and overpopulation began to heal on the African continent. In consolidated countries such as Kenya and South Africa…