Opinions

A Call to Practice an Ethic of Care by Sharing Surplus

Given the institutions that today´s dominant economic science and today´s prevailing common sense assume, sustainable good jobs for everybody, paid for by the wage funds created by the sale of products the employees contribute to making, will never happen. There…

After Whistleblower Revelations, It’s Time to Unfriend Facebook

Facebook has grown into a planet-wide, $1 trillion company that allows people to connect online with family and friends, sharing photos and “liking” the posts of others. Beneath this benign façade lies a vast network where Facebook profits by promoting…

Nobel Committee Gets Peace Prize Wrong Yet Again

The Nobel Committee has yet again awarded a peace prize that violates the will of Alfred Nobel and the purpose for which the prize was created, selecting recipients who blatantly are not “the person who has done the most or best to…

Saudi Arabia-Bangladesh relations: development, assistance and economic ties

by Pathik Hasan Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia relations officially began in 1976 when Saudi Arabia recognized Bangladesh as an independent and sovereign country, which gained independence in 1971. At present, the relations between the two countries are fraternal, strong, and evolving. Although…

Making sense of Bangladesh’s investment in megaprojects: development or delusion?

by Kazi Mohammad Jamshed History manifests that Megaprojects may become landmarks for a country by bringing transformational impact on the lives of the long-deprived people. Infrastructure-megaprojects are material drivers for accelerating the economic growth of developing countries especially while in…

Transgressions against the law and/or ethics, nothing surprises us any more

More than 600 journalists in over 100 countries have sifted through nearly 12 million documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that show tax evasion, hidden assets, money laundering and other financial movements by some of the world’s…

What next after Mohibullah’s killing

by Saleem Samad The reality of the presence of Arsa in Bangladesh is full of contradictions. The assassination of Rohingya refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah in broad daylight on September 29 has shocked the world. The United Nations, the European Union,…

Why should Singapore solve the Rohingya refugee crisis for ensuring the greater interest of South East Asia?

by Pathik Hasan   It is Singapore that can make Myanmar realize Rohingya repatriation. Singapore can be an ideal mediator in solving the Rohingya Refugee Crisis because Singapore has very good relations with both Myanmar and Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh has…

Ecuador: Lasso and the Pandora’s Papers, chronicle of a plunder

The country is literally bleeding to death from its prisons, the place where the state and society hide their injustices and indifference to them; the place where the immiserated are confined, those who have been deprived of a future and…

Reflections on old age

Old age is that stage of life when we are decidedly closer to leaving this world. It is also a good time to question oneself and one’s essential identity. To consider one’s own body as the friend that accompanies us,…

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