Global labour landscape: public health and employment crisis

According to ILO, the COVID-19 epidemic was changed from a public health disaster to an employment and social crisis. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on worldwide public health, employment, and daily life. In this scenario, a lack of comprehensive policy initiatives exacerbates inequality and limits overall workplace growth. Among the most significant labor-market… Read More Global labour landscape: public health and employment crisis

Alternative Models of Development: Becoming the Change You Want to See

Invited Lecture at Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, on 22 Apr 2021. ABSTRACT: A materialistic approach to life locates problems in external reality, and attempts to find technological, political, or economic solutions. This represents a misdiagnosis which makes cures impossible to find. The anthropocene was brought about by the spiritual stunting now widespread across the… Read More Alternative Models of Development: Becoming the Change You Want to See

An Islamic Approach to Macro-Prudential Regulation

Video recording of talk at 3rd BANK INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ISLAMIC FINANCE, Presented at Session 4: Macroprudential Policy Framework for Islamic Finance, Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia 30th & 31st May 2013. Video is followed by summary of talk 1       A Three-Dimensional Approach It is well-known that the Global Financial Crisis 2007, which made… Read More An Islamic Approach to Macro-Prudential Regulation

Euclid Must Fall!

(Keynote Address by Professor C.K. Raju at Tübingen/Pretoria 13 May 2021). In my view, Professor C K Raju is one of the deepest thinkers of modern times. He has managed to see through a web of deceit which has been spun over centuries to project the myth of Western intellectual superiority. Understanding his works opens… Read More Euclid Must Fall!

The Importance of Peace

Introductory Message for Inauguration of Center for Critical Peace Studies; see https://ccps.umt.edu.pk/ by Dr. Asad Zaman, Director, Uloom-ul-Umran (replacement for Eurocentric Social Sciences), Al-Nafi Online Educational Platform About 1 Billion live in poverty, under $2 per day. Eliminating poverty requires about $700 Billion (=2×365) per year.  US “Defence” Budget is over $700 Billion. Global Military… Read More The Importance of Peace

Vaccination, cognitive bias and behavioural economics

One of the consequences of the present vaccine environment is the increasing need of understanding of the role nudges in encouraging people to comply with government initiatives. For instance. to effectively nudge behaviour, the Fogg Behavior Model (behaviormodel.org) combines three elements: They must initiate, facilitate, and motivate behavior. capacity to act, incentive, and a cue.… Read More Vaccination, cognitive bias and behavioural economics

Islamic Regulation: Based on Character and Social Norms

Video recording of talk at 3rd BANK INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ISLAMIC FINANCE, Presented at Session 4: Macroprudential Policy Framework for Islamic Finance, Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia 30th & 31st May 2013. Video is followed by summary of talk 1       A Three-Dimensional Approach It is well-known that the Global Financial Crisis… Read More Islamic Regulation: Based on Character and Social Norms