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Economic half-truths

After pushing Pakistan’s economy towards partial deindustrialisation, the pundits of the neo-liberal world have come up again with a new anti-people agenda. These ‘experts’ now want the government to sell…

Curtailed Hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness — and fears of economic ruin — haunt the usually bustling city of Makkah after Saudi authorities curtailed the…

2022: year of essential economic reform

There is a lot of spilt milk in terms of lost time to initiate meaningful, broad-based institutional, organizational, and market reforms, to take the economy away from an overall neoliberal/Washington-consensus…

Road to ruin

Our stagnating global economy is running low on energy, ravaging the planet, and marinating in its own toxins. But it’s a mistake to think capitalism can’t persist without growth. Capitalism’s…

Economic bomb

For the last two and a half years of the PTI government, Pakistan has witnessed unprecedented levels of poverty, food insecurity, economic uncertainty and chaos in all state institutions. Instead…

The Economic Agenda Of Imperialism

The economic agenda of imperialism

It has not been fully explored how imperialism promotes the economic interests of the West. The common perception is that the West’s political and economic agendas exist in separate spheres,…

Revisiting macro-economic policy

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), in its recent First Quarterly Report 2019-20, has stated that the policy mix adopted so far, “appears adequate to address the macroeconomic imbalances and…