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News & Analysis

Why the West hypes China’s Rise

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

The Western media and politicians hype China’s economic progress because they want to use it to show that China’s economic progress only became possible when it adopted Western capitalism.


Handful of rich, billions of poor in the world

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14382017-02-01

Capitalism has resulted in accumulating wealth in the hands of a few people while impoverishing the overwhelming majority of people in the world. Today 62 richest people have as much wealth as the bottom half of 3.6 billion people. This is beyond obscene.


Capital crimes of capitalism

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 14362015-03-01

If capitalism is such a great system why is there such widespread poverty in the world? Capitalism is run by vultures that prey on the innocent and the weak creating gross inequalities between and within societies.

News & Analysis

Top 1% owns the rest of the world – Oxfam

Ayesha Alam

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 14362015-02-01

Instead of acknowledging its own role in supporting takfiri terrorists that were unleashed in Syria, the British government is blaming Muslims for their emergence. As Baronnes Warsi said, Muslims will speak out when they know they will be heard.

Special Reports

China’s Silk Road to riches, for many…

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 10, 14362015-01-01

China is reviving the old Silk Road idea that will integrate Central Asia, Russia and Europe in the west and, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia in the east into its rapidly growing economy.

News & Analysis

America loses another war: on poverty

Khadijah Ali

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

It may sound contradictory but poverty in the US is widespread despites its being the world’s richest country. This is because inequality is built in to the US system with the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer.

News & Analysis

You can buy politicians, says US Supreme Court

Ayesha Alam

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

America has the best democracy money can buy. This has become even truer with the latest Supreme Court decision. America is now an oligarchy rather than a democracy and the highest court has confirmed it.

Daily News Analysis

Buffett, beans and the financial apocalypse

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14342013-02-26

Does Buffett believe, as some have speculated, that the financial markets are about to collapse and that gold and silver would not be much help in feeding people?

News & Analysis

End of the sole superpower’s unipolar world

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

America’s role as the sole superpower is not only over but it is becoming the pauper power with thousands of factory closings, jobs shipped overseas, its debt reaching the sky and its military having been thoroughly defeated. America’s dream has become a nightmare for most people.

Special Reports

Will endless wars save the dollar?

Javed Zamir

Sha'ban 10, 14302009-08-01

Capitalism and capitalists have no religion and no loyalty to anything or anyone except their personal financial interests. Profit margin is what drives them. Workers may not withdraw their labour in certain critical industries...


Wall Street as safe haven for US terrorists


Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14302009-03-01

Even while the economic tsunami hit the US, George Bush insisted that economic fundamentals were strong. When asked about the collapsing US economy at his last press conference as president, he replied, “I am not an economist; neither are you, by the way. I am an optimist and I believe the economy will eventually turn around.”

Book Review

Turning humans into machines to benefit the rich

J A Progler

Jumada' al-Ula' 19, 14381998-02-16

In his autobiography, the American industrialist Henry Ford wrote, ‘Repetitive labor... is a terrifying prospect to a certain kind of mind... but to other minds, perhaps I might say the majority of minds, repetitive operations hold no terrors.’


Albanians’ introduction to capitalism

Our Own Correspondent

Shawwal 08, 14171997-02-16

Renewed street protests against the Albanian government broke out in the capital Tirana and other major towns on February 5. These erupted after the Democratic Party (PD) government of president Salih Berisha failed to satisfy investors that it would repay the money they had invested in failed ‘pyramid’ investment schemes.

Occasional Paper

An Islamic Perspective of Political Economy: The Views of (late) Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

Talib M. Aziz

Muharram 20, 14121991-08-01

The economy of the Islamic State, according to Sadr, is divided between that of the individual as the vicar of God (khalifah), and the ruler as the witness (shahid) who presides over the application of the laws of God. The economic structure of the Islamic State thus consist of private property and public property. However, one should not think that the economic structure of the Islamic State is some sort of combination of capitalism and socialism. Sadr strongly rejects this misconception.

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