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    Communism And Capitalism Ideology Of Pakistan

  • Romania’s media haunted by communism and dominated by capitalism

    In several instances, steps forward towards the foundation of press freedom have been matched by steps backward, especially, of course, in those countries ruled by Soviet-style (and Russian-sponsored) despots...

    One of the reasons, arguably the overriding reason, is the fact that in most of central and eastern Europe monarchic dictatorship was replaced by communist dictatorship, so democracy had never previously been allowed to...

  • 40 years later: communism’s hollow victory in Vietnam

    But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one...

    From a shattered society plagued by poverty and food shortages, to a middle-income country and World Trade Organization member, Vietnam’s authoritarian socialist regime has overseen huge changes since Saigon fell to communist troops four decades ago...

  • ‘Communism never happened’

    Rising star Shangguan Zhe’s collection “Destroy” included clothes, often made from bio-chemical protection suits, emblazoned with charged slogans such as “Immigrant”, “Natural Selection” and most controversially of all, “Communism Never Happened...

    ” The designer, whose rebel spirit has won him a growing following, said in a week when Donald Trump has become US president he was asking people to take their “goggles off and look outside...

  • 'RSS ideology of Hindu supremacy will lead to suppression of Muslims in India and to targeting of Pakistan'

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the Indian government's policy in occupied Kashmir was in line with the "ideology" of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) party — said to be a parent organisation of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — that believed in "Hindu supremacy"...

    In a series of tweets, the premier said: "The curfew, crackdown and impending genocide of Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir...

  • Xi says study capitalism, but Marxism remains top

    BEIJING: Communist Party members should study contemporary capitalism but must never deviate from Marxism, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, offering a clear signal there will be no weakening of party control weeks ahead of a key Congress opening...

    The party brooks no challenge to its rule, and Xi has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil society since assuming power almost five years ago, tightening the party’s grip over the...

  • Is capitalism reinventing itself?

    The dynamic of conspicuous change — or strategic direction — is noticeably reshaping the landscape of ownership of assets and businesses, and redefining the role of a wide range of economic agents in the economy...

    No less then 97pc of the highest recorded 926 companies registered in the month of May with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan were private limited companies (86pc) and single member companies (11pc)...

  • FROM MY BOOKSHELF: ‘The system we call capitalism has many facets that we don’t take the time to understand’

    Q: What books are you currently reading?A: I am currently reading Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey and Post Capitalism: a guide to our future by Paul Mason...

    As the titles suggest, these books are about the ongoing travails of the capitalist world system and the prospects for this system to be transcended - in the medium and long run...

  • Beyond capitalism?

    EFFORTS to replace capitalism started right after its birth given the dislocations it caused soon...

    All socio-economic systems include underlying values and ideologies describing human life purpose and social relations; the main institutions implementing ideology; and their detailed policies...

  • Corbyn names ‘enemy of capitalism’ as finance spokesman

    LONDON: The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party named an ally whose declared aim is the overthrow of capitalism as finance spokesman on Monday, pushing hard-left policies that opponents say will make the party unelectable...

    After winning Labour’s top job by a landslide on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn named senior members of his would-be government including John McDonnell — a former trade unionist who backs renationalising...

  • Time Modi took on crony capitalism

    The flamboyant businessman turned politician and member of parliament who left the country on March 2 for London owes about INR 9,000 crore (US $1 billion) to a consortium of banks in India...

    The banks and the government are twiddling their thumbs as to how to bring him back...

  • How to save capitalism from capitalists

    Capitalism works when someone enforces competition; and successful capitalists do not much like competition...

    Henceforth antitrust, or competition, law has served, sometimes effectively, sometimes less so, to protect the interest of consumers and thereby legitimise the profits of big business...

  • ‘Capitalism brought farmer families freedom’

    KARACHI: The one thing that bothers architect and urban planner Arif Hasan is when people go on about how good, law-abiding and peaceful Pakistan used to be...

    “The Pakistan I remember was not like this,” he said while speaking at the Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences on Saturday evening...

  • Earthly Matters: Capitalism versus the climate

    Most climate change films fill one with trepidation and despair — yes, the outlook is indeed full of doom and gloom...

    The film focusing on climate change and the struggle of communities to address the challenge was shown recently at the Arid Agricultural University in Rawalpindi to raise awareness about human rights in relation to climate change...

  • Big firms should embrace entrepreneurial capitalism

    THE state-directed economies have created what some development experts describe as “oligarchic” form of capitalism — common to many frontier or emerging markets — in which bulk of the power and wealth is held by a few wealthy individuals and rich families...

    And quite a number of business tycoons are politicians with easy access to corridors of power...

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