“In more than 30 years of teaching introductory macroeconomics, says Alan Blinder of Princeton University, he has never seen interest as high as it was last year... the crisis has also highlighted flaws in the existing macroeconomics curriculum... Courses in many leading universities are already being amended... Discussion of the “liquidity trap,” in which standard easing of monetary policy may cease to have any effect, had fallen out of vogue in undergraduate courses but seems to be back with a vengeance. Asset-price bubbles are also gaining more prominence.”
excerpts from the article titled “Revise and Resubmit”
The war which was started on fictitious evidence of Iraq possessing Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) destroyed the life of ordinary Iraqi. Even going by the official figures in last seven years of American occupation some 70,000 Iraqis are killed. The secular fabric of Iraqi society was purposely smashed which resulted into ethnic conflicts and presently it is the hurdle for peace and tranquillity.
It is shocking to say that the UPA-2 government is vigorously pursuing its agenda of neo liberalism by keeping the people of the country unaware of the deals it is signing under the Free Trade Agreements with European Union and Israel. Though the successive WTO meetings have failed to reach a conclusion as far as trade barriers are concerned following a stiff resistance by the developing countries, still the Indian state has taken the bilateral method of clinching many such deals . Quite interestingly , the WTO with all its imperialist agendas still had transparency in the multilateral agreements being pursued. But here we have a situation where except the government no one knows the fallout of FTAs in the country. It is only with some materials being published in Europe and elsewhere that we come to know the seriousness of the situation. In this regard a round table conference was held in Delhi with four peasant organisations and some individuals in the organisation. The following resolution was passed.
South Asia suffers from several ailments in which peace between India and Pakistan has become a question, which is getting complicated with time. During the visit of Indian foreign minister to Islamabad an aura was created that now the two countries will resolve all the outstanding issues and we will live in tranquility.
A blog post expressing frustration at the political developments in the Republic of Nepal, as its Realpolitik driven political class still struggles to formulate a Constitution despite the deadline of two years for the Constituent Assembly passing by.
The attack on the Sufi Shrine and one in past on Ahmadiyya Muslims mosque speaks length about the present condition of Pakistan but unfortunately the government and army there is still not ready to realise that they are slowly but steadily failing on many counts raising some stern questions.
Blogpost and Real News Video on the plight of the Cuban Five and US hypocrisy in protecting terrorists implicated in violence against Cubans.
An assessment of UK General Elections 2010 and performance of the British Left by Pragoti editorial member, Maidul Islam.
Parimal Maya Sudhakar writes on developments in China since the Tiananmen Incident of 1989.
Unarguably, Israeli regime is a blood-thirsty, irrational and illegal regime. Humanity stands offended by the very existence of this Israeli establishment.