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A broken economic system

Only the rich countries can afford the luxury of free market economy (FME). Indeed, FME is a luxury the rich countries have enjoyed to the hilt over the last 40…

Human Hybrids In Economic System

Human hybrids in economic system

What is more important - knowledge of economics as taught and practised in the West or Wisdom as practised in the East or local level ethics? Pakistan has always been…

Circular Debt And The Economic Eco-system

Circular debt and the economic eco-system

Reading a recent leader story in this paper about the government's intention to issue $5 billion worth of T-Bills/PIB's in lieu of the circular debt has prompted me to write…

Economic constraints and scenarios

There are some important policy issues that need immediate attention but do not get the priority they deserve in policy discussions about the future direction of the economy. This is…

Economic fault lines

There is a serious need for long-term economic planning that provides a way forward and continuity of policies, which is a missing factor now and that has to be factored…

A rough start for ‘geoeconomics’

The nature of the political and economic crisis Pakistan is experiencing is much more profound than we would like to admit. Oddly, the visibility of how severe this crisis is…

Good economics is inclusive politics

The defeat of Finance Minister Mr Hafeez Sheikh in the Senate elections is not just a defeat of Mr Imran Khan but a rejection of the idea that ‘economic-technocrats’ are…

Economic security

The security of the state has been of utmost importance in the annals of history and has in fact gained momentum with time. There has been transformation in the dynamics…

Economic diplomacy

AFTER China opened up a vast landscape of economic cooperation with Pakistan, global political influences seem to be overshadowing the country’s attempted transition towards a new framework of economic diplomacy.…