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    Quantitative easing, the largest transfer of wealth in history

    by Dan Glazebrook | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2017

    IT APPEARS that the massive, almost decade-long transfer of wealth to the rich known as ‘quantitative easing’ is coming to an end...

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    Trump’s messy half year tenure

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2017

    ON FRIDAY, Sean Spicer, president Trump’s spin master, a.k.a. the White House press secretary, resigned after telling president Trump that he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director...

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    Extremely nasty climate wake-up

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2017

    NOW that the Great Acceleration dictates the biosphere with ever more intensity, sudden changes in the ecosystem are causing climate scientists to stop and ponder what’s happening to our planet, like never before… hmm!..

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    The march of folly

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2017

    TWO thousand and seventeen is the year of anniversaries in Kashmir. July 8 marked one year since the killing of Burhan Wani; July 13 marked the anniversary of Martyrs’ Day...

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    Unequal education system is a disgrace to the nation

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2017

    THE results of HSC examination published on Sunday once again exposed the rural-urban divide in the distribution of resources and governmental attention in the education sector...

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    Strengthening banks’ cyber security is a must

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2017

    IT IS worrying that the majority of the country’s commercial banks are yet to take proper security measures to tackle cyber-attack as the top executives of the banks possess a poor knowledge about information technology...

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    Missing Person

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 24, 2017

    WITH an oddity the English Missing Person, translated from Modiano’s French novella Rue des boutiques obscures indicating the existence of a real street of Italy— Via delle botteghe oscure (Street of dark shops) — where Modiano himself used to live, starts the story in a fascinating way with a group of words expressed by an amnesiac — the protagonist himself — as he thinks: «Je ne suis rien...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 24, 2017

    IN OUR Baliadanga split camp, life was typical of rural areas, quiet and tranquil. The mighty waves of anti-regime political tumults did not yet spill beyond cities and towns...

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    Unending failure of Afghan war

    by Alon Ben-Meir | Updated at 12:05am on July 24, 2017

    SIXTEEN years have passed and we are still fighting a war in Afghanistan which is not only the longest in American history (at a cost approaching $1 trillion and the blood of thousands of brave soldiers), but one which is morally corrupting from which there seems to be no exit with any gratification but shame...

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    Mob ‘justice’ is not an option

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 24, 2017

    MOB ‘justice’ continues unabated as offenders seldom face trial in society that seems to have been plagued by a culture of impunity...

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