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28 Jan, 2010
A Green World Order

January 28, 2010 

It is true that most developing countries jumped on the Copenhagen bandwagon, knowing that a successful deal would grant them more foreign aid and technology-transfer, without requiring emission cuts from them. They had everything to gain and little to lose. But for those economies just escaping mass poverty, such as China and India, the story was very different: they faced demands for massive cuts and refused a deal.

28 Jan, 2010
Market-Based Economic Model Is The Most Effective Tool For Putting The Economy Back On Rails

January 28, 2010

A market-based economic model is the most effective tool for putting the economy back on rails and a mechanism in this regard needs to be evolved in collaboration with the private sector for progress and prosperity of the country.


19 Jan, 2010
Enter The New Age Of Slavery

January 19, 2010

Morality and fundamental rights are the first principles which must take precedence over everything, be it ideologies, religions, systems of government, on the one hand, or elites, aristocracies, theocracies, bureaucracies, dictatorships and democracies, on the other. That is the lesson that human civilization teaches us, and without which a society based on co-existence cannot exist.


18 Jan, 2010
The Virtue Of Hoarding
January 19, 2010
 
Most people would admit to hoarding money only with a tinge of guilt, because to be a hoarder carries with it the suggestion of being a miser — a Scrooge. And yet, every participant in an economy based on indirect exchange holds some amount of money and can be said to be hoarding it, that is, declining to spend it. Hoarding is a strategy for achieving personal goals or for dealing with economic uncertainty.

14 Jan, 2010
The Curse Of Good Government
January 14, 2010
 
Yet I must admit that whenever I see government doing something that is outrageous or even wasteful or seemingly stupid, my "good government" ideals seem to kick in and I find myself thinking that the powers that be could learn how to do things correctly. At that point, it never occurs to me that maybe, just maybe, the mechanism of action we know as government cannot be operated in a "proper" way at all, because no intellectual device exists that permits us to properly determine just what is "good" or "bad" government. 

08 Jan, 2010
"The Concept Of Democracy Would Remain Shattered Until Fundamental Rights Of The Citizens Were Ensured," Observes The Supreme Court Of Pakistan

January 08, 2010

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 6, 2010), while criticizing the government for the second time, observed that the system in the country was in jeopardy and the concept of democracy would remain shattered until fundamental rights of the citizens were ensured.


24 Dec, 2009
Populism On The Rampage

December 24, 2009

Populism by its very nature is inimical to principles of morality and dictates of law. Like a blind force it razes everything to ground the first of which are morality and law, endangering the whole edifice of the society. That is what the PPP is up to this moment. It has shut itself in a shell and is refusing any meaningful dialogue with the outside world. It has exalted itself to a yardstick to measure and judge whatever exists beyond its pale. In this spirit, it is repudiating both morality and law.


24 Dec, 2009
Save The Poor From Climate Change
December 19, 2009
 
Cutting carbon emissions will not cut death and suffering. More than 75 world leaders meet in Copenhagen over the next two weeks to attempt an agreement on climate change. They should start by admitting the political and economic failure of the Kyoto Protocol: its prohibitive costs will prevent us from addressing other, more pressing problems. 

24 Dec, 2009
Contraception Won't Solve Climate Change

December 19, 2009

Rehash old fears and update them with the alarmist topic du jour--that's the recipe for the United Nations Population Fund's annual report this Wednesday dedicated to climate change. Its State of World Population 2009 correctly points out that poor women will be the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. But it focuses on old-fashioned population control instead of real ways to empower women against poverty and climate change.

24 Dec, 2009
Mundane Minority Politics

December 21, 2009

Had the constitution of 1973 existed prior to 1973 and been enforced in its true spirit, we would have had no Bangladesh! And most probably there would have been no violent movements in any part of Pakistan!


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