AN OPEN DIALOGUE
Economist and IT professional working in Boston, USA
I must concede that personality-wise, I am somewhat neurotic about delays, long queues, immigration desks, lost luggage, and the other woes that accompany aeroplane travels.
An economy without an independent source of data is like an aircraft flying without its airspeed sensors.
Bangladesh needs a fault-tolerant digital system.
We had energy surplus a few months ago, and now the country is facing the prospect of “reduced electric supply” until September.
Doing so could help avoid the yearly sufferings of many vulnerable and poor citizens.
It was reported that US President Joe Biden will be travelling to Saudi Arabia next month and finally kowtow to its rulers.
How do you control inflation in a market economy?
What does a government do to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by rising prices and shortages?
I have known Ankhi since she was two-years-old. She is the daughter of Ali and Kohinoor who have struggled their entire life to support their children as they climb the steps to get out of poverty through education.
Public demonstrations, political protests calling for the government to resign, and long queues at gas stations and grocery stores have been a regular feature in Sri Lanka for the last few weeks.