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In a time of crisis, global leaders have failed us

Countries in Southeast Asia had until recently taken for granted a stable relationship between China and the US to preserve their own prosperity.

Bad economic policies and Biden’s loss

One of the few axioms of US politics is the loss of seats by the president's party in midterm House elections

Economics Nobel for Central Bankers?

Winners of the Nobel Prize in economics this year were rewarded for their work in the 1980s that 'significantly improved' the world's understanding of banks.

Why do we love to hate Dhaka?

Over the years, I have offered in these columns my ideas on solving some of Dhaka’s problems: overcrowding, traffic, and open garbage on the streets.

How to make the Universal Pension Scheme successful

The Bangladesh government recently announced a move to roll out a pension plan, initially named the Universal Pension Scheme (UPS), during the 2022-23 fiscal year.

How war and heightened inflationary expectations could lead to recession

Writing about inflation and monetary policy when a major war is going on in Europe can appear very cynical, and can be likened to the situation where Nero played the fiddle while Rome was burning.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

In a time of crisis, global leaders have failed us

Countries in Southeast Asia had until recently taken for granted a stable relationship between China and the US to preserve their own prosperity.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Bad economic policies and Biden’s loss

One of the few axioms of US politics is the loss of seats by the president's party in midterm House elections

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Economics Nobel for Central Bankers?

Winners of the Nobel Prize in economics this year were rewarded for their work in the 1980s that 'significantly improved' the world's understanding of banks.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

What Bangladesh needs to consider before devaluing the taka further

The taka has been devalued against the dollar in seven steps this year.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

How do third world countries dodge the looming economic crisis?

While the participants in the Ukraine war are spending billions of dollars each day on weapons and other destructive arsenals, millions of people and the leaders in South Asia and Africa are passing days in anxiety with rising external debt, a strong dollar, lingering supply chain disruptions, and food shortages.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II and my aunt: Reflections on death and loss

Both Najma and Elizabeth II are glowing examples of their lifelong love and selfless service.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Good planning requires accurate data

An economy without an independent source of data is like an aircraft flying without its airspeed sensors.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

The newest challenge to environmental goals

It was reported that US President Joe Biden will be travelling to Saudi Arabia next month and finally kowtow to its rulers.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022
June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

‘Price Controls! Can’t we do anything else to beat inflation?’

What does a government do to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by rising prices and shortages?