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How to achieve economic prosperity

India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and some other emerging markets have made tremendous strides in the economic and financial sectors. This prompts many to assert that Pakistan can also be an economic…

Economic colonialism

European historians, with their own sense of bias, which on occasions reaches its zenith, to convert into prejudice, (there is no such thing as honest historians, they are all different…

Myths about economic ideas

Myths about economic ideas have greatly influenced the ruling elite of the world, prompting them to come up with strange assertions about investment, wealth generation, innovation, state role in managing…

Budget, IMF & subjugation – I

In 2016, we wrote an article, entitled, 'Budget of trapped and enslaved'. In 2019 the situation is no different; it is rather worse. All the six budgets presented by the…

Budget, IMF & subjugation – II

Noted economist, Arshad Zaman, in his brilliant piece, The roots of our budget crises, rightly pointed out: The root cause of the perennial crisis of public finance in Pakistan is…

Economics Of Happiness

Economics of happiness

If an audit were to be done by the celestial powers what would Pakistan's audit report be like? How would the parameters be worked out? If you go about looking…

Militant Economics

Militant economics

Let’s talk big picture. Here are some experimental thoughts that come to mind when one takes a dispassionate view of the direction we are going in. The state as the…

Unending servitude

A detailed analysis of International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff report on Pakistan transpires that the lender of last resort is dictating governance and economic policies of Pakistan. This is 22nd…

Looking back at Pulwama

Remember the 16th of February 2019, when news of a suicide attack near Pulwama on the Jammu and Kashmir National highway broke in which 40 Indian soldiers were confirmed dead.…

Grappling with the message?

With Bernie Sanders out of the race and Joe Biden having clinched the nomination of the Democratic Party, it is Trump vs Biden in November, an election that looks as…