Economic Strategy Consulting
Economic Dignity Strategy Consulting is a Thought Leadership Centre for the dissemination of the strategy, concepts, and principles of Economic Dignity to Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.
To see developing nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, African and Asia experience economic dignity within one generation.
What is Economic Dignity?
Economic dignity is a phrase developed by Economic Leadership
Consultant Andre Thomas, that describes a city or nation that has
created an environment of economic opportunity so that all of its citizens can have access to ladders of upward mobility without sacrificing its values, ideals and distinctive cultures.
It is a phrase that was developed after observing national leaders
embrace the thinking of a ‘pawn’ and turn their potentially great nations
into ‘Pawn Nation States’ on the chessboard of global affairs. A pawn
is a person used by others for their purposes at the expense of the
person’s interests. A ‘Pawn Nation’ is a nation used by other “King
Nations”, Multinational Companies and International Investors for their
purposes at the expense of the interest of the “Pawn Nation.”
In my role as a consultant to governments, I watched as policymakers
and political leaders rejoice when “King Nation-States,” Multinational
Companies and International Investors found temporal value in their
‘Pawn Nation States.’ I watched in disbelief as these leaders sold and
traded the future of their nations because they didn’t know how to create
greatness and economic dignity for their nations through people.
This led me to passionately study the subject and learn how some
former ‘Pawn Nation States’ evolved and became “King Nation-
States” within a generation. I was surprised and delighted by what I
discovered, as I searched for the root principles and philosophies, that
produced the fruit of transformation into economic dignity and greatness
for these nations.
As I studied, it became clear that all countries that experienced the
transformation from economic dependence to economic independence
and then economic interdependence shared a common philosophy at
the core. Their systems were not always the same; their industries were
not always the same, the strengths and weaknesses of their culture
were not always the same, their core industries were not always the
same, but the thinking that produced greatness was the same.