The phrase new normal, despite its linguistic craftiness, implies abnormalcy and radical change with which we are now familiar. Because “the new normal” implies that the normal to come will be new altogether, it means it will not be normal….

In T&T today a minority is in control of the majority of the nation’s productive wealth and property. The average Trinidadian finds himself a wage slave who is being paid just enough to need the job he has and yet not enough to be able to develop and thus abandon it.

For example, when the minister of transport makes a pronouncement on the subject of his ministry, he is making a pronouncement on something which although he has control over, really is more belonging to the ordinary man than it is to him. After all, I have never seen the minister of transport in a maxi.