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 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 ( 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

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

Learning to Re-envisage the Economy (Part 2)

FROM DAVE TAYLOR Looking now at anticipations of Shannon’s information systems in recent economic research, Maria Madi found American pragmatist C. S. Peirce studying scientific logic cycles and semiotics (signalling) in 1873.  In the latest Real Word Economic Review, Katherine Farrell found Marshall starting economics from everyday life (small is beautiful) instead of the funding… Read More Learning to Re-envisage the Economy (Part 2)

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: 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

Hockey Stick or Growth Illusion?

{} Most economists are committed to Friedman’s methodology which advocates a nominalist philosophy of science. Theories do not aim to discover hidden real structures which explain the observations. Instead, they aim to “save the appearances”: provide a good match to the observations. Although a small minority of voices has advocated a realist methodology – Bhaskar… Read More Hockey Stick or Growth Illusion?