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The Parasitic Elite

The parasitic elite

Pakistan’s permanent and transitory elite are responsible for the underdevelopment we face and the socio-economic mess we are in. Period. The perpetuation of the elite’s capture of the state and…

Tsunami Of Stagflation

Tsunami of stagflation

It’s a bloody tsunami of stagflation – a lethal combination of hyperinflation and economic stagnation. The prospects of economic revival are doomed for at least three years with inflation (CPI:…

Accountability And Corruption

Accountability and corruption

The JIT’s findings have dealt a severe blow to the Sharif family. The JIT framed serious charges against the prime minister and his children. Even though the prime minister had…

The World Of The One Percent

The world of the one percent

Approximately 88 percent of the wealth created last year went to the one percent rich as opposed to half the world’s poor (3.7 billion people), who saw no increase in…

Political Economy Of Tax Reforms

Political economy of tax reforms

The debates and discourse concerning political economy of tax reforms in Pakistan lack objective analyses and rational approach as evident from the latest book, published by Oxford University Press, The…

Quo Vadis, Pakistan?

Quo vadis, Pakistan?

Pakistan’s population is probably 200 million today. It will be 350-400 million by 2050. Given climate change and the trend lines of our vital national indices the country’s future is…

The fault in the system

As the novel coronavirus ravages through several parts of the world, politicians from Islamabad to New Delhi, Washington to Berlin, London to Paris and Madrid to Rome are asserting that…

Battle Of Rights And Ideas

Battle of rights and ideas

“The materialist doctrine concerning the changing of circumstances and upbringing forgets that circumstances are changed by men and that educator must himself be educated” (‘Theses on Feuerbach’, by Karl Marx)…

An Unviable Finance Policy

An unviable finance policy

With the ongoing ‘accountability’, the Imran Khan government has also unleashed the tyranny of the IMF’s tougher conditions, breaking the back of the people and whatever life was left in…