Category: Jamil Nasir

Learning From Lee – Jamil Nasir

One of the case studies in the course of political economy at Columbia University during my degree programme was about the city-state of Singapore. This study primarily...

Swiss Secrets – Jamil Nasir

Swiss banks are where the ‘dirty money’ of the politicians, drug dealers, tax dodgers, traffickers in blood diamonds and other such people is generally parked. This...

We Don’t Need Heroes – Jamil Nasir

It is generally believed that heroic and larger-than-life individuals are the key to good governance and bringing about change in structures responsible for service...

Accountability Through Taxation – Jamil Nasir

We only pay lip service to the problem of corruption in Pakistan. When it comes to actual practice, our hypocrisy stands badly exposed. While voting in elections or...

The Problem Is Predation – Jamil Nasir

Either you were under the intoxicating influence of the communist philosophy of Karl Marx or you did not understand the very basics of economics. This was the reaction...

A Dangerous Lack Of Trust – Jamil Nasir

More than 2000 of the world’s top leaders in business, government, international organisations and the academia assembled at the World Economic Forum’s annual...

Modi’s East Asian Dream – Jamil Nasir

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently appointed Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and a champion of free trade and...

On Different Floors Of The Same Hotel – Jamil Nasir

Joseph Schumpeter, the Czech-born Austrian-American economist, is said to have once said that income distribution in a society is just like a hotel with three floors...

The Corruption Link – Jamil Nasir

The world celebrates ‘Anti-corruption Day’ and ‘Human Rights Day’ on December 9 and 10, respectively. Corruption and human rights are inextricably linked, but...

The Human Face Of National Competitiveness – Jamil Nasir

National competitiveness has become an obsession with the countries. Every year a number of reports are published which rank the countries of the world on the ladder of...

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