WE in Pakistan — and by that I mean those who make economic policies and those who comment on them — are not given to deep reflection. Why? There are several reasons. The country’s colleges and universities don’t teach economics, political science, sociology and anthropology the way they should be taught.
Consequently, those who enter public service either as politicians or government servants are poorly equipped to handle economic and social issues. Those who write on these issues from outside the government are equally ill-equipped to correctly analyse the situation or events on which they comment.
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