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The Wait For An Economic Messiah

The wait for an economic messiah

Pakistan’s road to economic development is long, bumpy and full of potholes. With per capita income of about $1456 our world ranking is 140th. It is a periphery country. The…

Comparing economic performances

PEOPLE often ask which political party has the best track record of managing the economy and producing the best results. It is a tricky question to give a straightforward answer…

Message from Reformistan

What follows is the inaugural address by Prime Minister Arsh of Reformistan. This speech is entirely hypothetical. Reformistan and Prime Minister Arsh are entirely fictional and bear no relation to…

Elusive macroeconomic stability

In a recent statement reportedly, interim finance minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar indicated that there were signs of economic recovery, whereby she pointed out: ‘There are some initial signs of economic…

Clear message of no more business as usual—I

Change is taking place slowly and subtly. Recent Cabinet Committee on Economic Reforms’ (CCER’s) deliberations on Sept 25, 2023 highlight increasing interdependency, thereby necessitating a Planning Commission on the lines…

Messiahs, saviours, heroes

Charles De Gaulle was a towering figure in the modern history of France. He organized the resistance to Nazi Germany, headed the provisional government set up after the end of…

Leadership and economics

Upon the conclusion of every single overseas visit I am filled with sadness and a deep sense of disillusionment. This is despite a divinely blessed deep reservoir of optimistic attitude…

Economic architecture

THE US is having second thoughts about the Washington Consensus it had evolved in the 1990s. At that time, the Cold War with the Soviet Union had just ended, and…