ON OBAMA AND HIS ECONOMIC TEAM

The announcement of the economic team by President Elect Obama, in a way was quite impressive (at least from my perspective). It is a team of wide ranging views, with highly qualified academic and practitioners’ background. Tim Giethner, is from the Central Banking and financial policies background – given the banking crisis in America and […]

ON THE FATWA AGAINST YOGA FOR MUSLIMS

It is rather unfortunate that we leave religious issues to these “so called Ulama” to issue edicts of such nature that demote Islam as a religion rather than promoting it. The attitude of the religious department has been all that: to make it harder for anyone to practice Islam and for anyone to truly appreciates […]

FRAGILITY OF THE HUMAN RACE?

Fragility is a negative word; it denotes frailty, vulnerability, weakness, instability, and all the characteristics related to it. Unfortunately, it is the most suited word to describe the state of the world financial system today. We can recall that at one stage, the capitalistic system of the United States scorn at the central planning economy […]

THE WILL TO LIVE

Arthur Schopenhauer, one of the great German philosophers of the nineteenth century fascinates me with his concepts of life. His idea of life is centered on the existence of such thing as what he termed as “will”. Contemplating on my own life, I found that there are a lot of truth and wisdom in what […]