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

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

Kant: Misogynist & Racist

Introduction: The dark underside of leading lights of the European Enlightenment has been skillfully concealed. Nearly all major enlightenment thinkers held abhorrent views about slavery, race, democracy, women, and equality. Even though their views are public, easily available in major works, there is a conspiracy of silence, and suppression of dissent. Even though there is… Read More Kant: Misogynist & Racist

What they don’t teach in economics textbooks

This material is taken from first 15 minutes of Michael Hudson’s Webinar: a 4000-year perspective on economy, money and debt. Shortlink: http://bit.ly/MHudson4000. These are real-world economics lessons, not found in textbooks. A ten-minute video wrap-up is followed by a 1400 word writeup/summary. Loans to 3rd World Meant for Control Michael Hudson’s First Wall Street Job… Read More What they don’t teach in economics textbooks