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History of taxation: a perspective

Taxes are share of state in income, production and consumption and never liked by individuals or corporate bodies. However, they have very important role in economic development and income redistribution.…

Changing history

A comment on the Historical Pact coalition’s million-vote plurality overflowed with enthusiasm: “June 19 will be remembered [in Colombia] as a day of the people and will be a moment…

Those who do not learn from history…

Pakistan’s 75th Independence anniversary has just passed. As usual, the day produced much flag-waving and exhortations regarding how we live in the most wonderful country on earth. For the rich…

History of interest rates in Pakistan

The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP’s) monetary policy is normally a hot topic amongst the investment community and at certain points in time it receives broader media coverage as well.…

The beginning of history

IN the decades following World War II, US and European policymakers came to believe in the modernisation theory that held that the march of progress was unilinear and irreversible for…

The End of History and the Last IMF

In his 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man Fukuyama argued that following the end of Cold War liberal democracy and capitalism were here to stay. He…

A history of hypocrisy

No reasons, explanations or lamentations on earth can alleviate the pain inflicted upon humanity in Sialkot a few days back. Much has been said and written in condemnation of the…

History and truth

IT has been almost three weeks since students went on strike at Balochistan University, the flagship educational institution in Pakistan’s biggest and most brutalised province. In the same time period,…