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Blame Bad Rules, Not Capitalism

Blame bad rules, not capitalism

With turmoil in the world’s markets, politicians and commentators have been demanding more regulation and control of the financial sector. Their reaction is entirely predictable – but entirely wrong.

Free-market capitalism is on trial

There is a growing awareness in the rich world that most of the benefits of technology and globalization flow to people who own investible capital and to the well-educated, while…

Political’ versus ‘liberal’ capitalism

Pakistan’s economy has always remained in a state of confusion. Except for the first decade or so when we went for import substitution our attempts to set our economy on…

Austerity rules

EARLIER this week on the floor of the National Assembly, Finance Minister Asad Umar once again proclaimed the PTI government’s inalienable commitment to Pakistan’s teeming masses, and particularly the poor.…

Rise Of Surveillance Capitalism

Rise of surveillance capitalism

A few years ago, after the 2008 financial crash, Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone described Goldman Sachs, that great titan of financial capitalism, as a “great vampire squid wrapped around…

Fight Against Capitalism

Fight against capitalism

The big guns are out for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the charismatic first-term legislator from New York. In an apparent swipe at Ocasio-Cortez, Donald Trump used part of his rambling State of…

Jailed in India: Part – I

On October 3, 2023, the day after MK Gandhi’s birthday, over five hundred officers of the Delhi Police fanned out across India to detain either at their Special Cell station…

Pakistan in the digital age

The philosophical orientation of Pakistan needs redirection. The 1940 Lahore resolution proposed the possibility of autonomous states for Muslims. Within a mere seven years, the All India Muslim League, propelled…

Improving foreign investment climate

‘After a steep drop in 2020 and a strong rebound in 2021, global foreign direct investment (FDI) declined by 12 per cent in 2022, to $1.3 trillion. The slowdown was…

Privacy matters

Meta, to put it rather inelegantly, has a data non-compliance problem. That problem began in the original conception of Facebook, a social network conceived by that most anti-social of types,…