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Political economics

The ongoing political protests and marches organized by opposition political parties and interest groups against the government have started a new wave of demonstrations and rallies, with the government public…

Economic costs of judicial (in)actions [Part I]

Pakistan inherited a legal and judicial system from the British rulers. While the colonial masters have moved forward with time and modified their laws and procedures consistently, we are still…

Economic model

While it has long been blatantly obvious that the global economic model is not working for all, the rate of accumulation of wealth by a small minority is now breathtaking…

Economic scorecard

In his address to the nation on September 15, former prime minister Imran Khan, who is perhaps the first opposition leader in Pakistan to address the nation through electronic media…

Global economic crisis and Neoliberalism

‘The global multilateral economic system has been stress tested twice this century. The first time was with the 2008 global economic meltdown; the second – with the COVID-19 pandemic. And…

Public health vs economic health

Focusing exclusively on public health rather than trying to strike a balance between human and economic health, China seems to have succeeded by March 15, in preventing, to a large…

Coronavirus and economic policy

First of all it makes sense to realize that the COVID-19 just did not hit the world from out of the blue. In fact, according to a research article ‘Coronavirus:…

Global economic prospects under Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 has badly exposed the lack of interdisciplinary approach of mainstream economics – the theoretical basis for widely practiced economic policy, both at the level of most countries and multilateral…

Healthcare, social security systems needed

 With all its tragedies, unprecedented complexities and uncertainties, the coronavirus pandemic should focus minds on the inadequacies in our healthcare and social security systems that need rectification at the earliest.…