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Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • November 13, 2021

    Crony capitalism

    The writer is an Islamabad-based columnist.Crony capitalism refers to a system in which people in power dole out substantial benefits to businesses...

  • July 15, 2021

    Development and transvaluation

    Popularized by German philosopher Nietzsche, the concept of transvaluation of values implies that norms and ideals embodied in a moral system...

  • June 04, 2021

    A civilization in decline?

    In a significant move, the Chinese government has allowed couples to have three children. The permission replaces the two-child policy introduced in...

  • May 05, 2021

    The question of surplus value

    Since the advent of the Industrial Revolution in England during the 18th century, one question that has probably sparked more debate than any other...

  • April 22, 2021

    An unwarranted assumption

    Shaukat Tareen is the fourth finance minister in the PTI government that came to power in August 2018. A banker of considerable distinction who...

  • March 26, 2021

    Coalitions and payoffs

    Why are the other constituents of the Pakistan Democratic Movement making such a song and dance about the PPP’s reluctance to quit from the...

  • March 11, 2021

    Winners and losers

    It may be an oxymoron but the defeat of Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh at the hands of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has come as an...

  • March 01, 2021

    The WTO: decisions and constraints

    The selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian national, as the director-general of the World Trade Organization , is significant for at least two...

  • February 14, 2021

    A grubby affair

    As if doomed by fate, as a rule parliamentary elections in Pakistan are mired in controversy. Polls for the popularly elected National Assembly give...

  • January 12, 2021

    Stranger in the house

    Donald Trump’s emergence as the villain of the piece not only for the majority of his compatriots but for other capitalist democracies as well...