An Economist, Yet He Just Got An Eureka Moment In Autism Research. What Americans Teach Nigerians on Fixing Things


He runs a $6b Strategic Growth Fund – a mutual fund –  in U.S. But when his son was diagnosed with autism, he decided to figure out a way out of the problem. He just produced a paper that researchers are saying could be the Eureka moment in autism research.  Read about John Hussman, and by extension the story of typical Americans, doing things over just talking.


Africans must learn from these folks – when they see problems either in the school system, inadequate electricity, etc  – they get to work to fix them. We are not fixing our problems. We just write about them and afterwards, we feel good. Until we begin to fix one problem after another, starting from our communities, we may not make progress.

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