Why Lebanon Should Invest in Women’s Labor Force Participation

Arab leaders continue to overlook one structural reform that would undoubtedly strengthen their economies: the full integration of women in the labor force.

Mariam and her family, refugees in Lebanon. (Mercy Corps | Corinna Robbins)
Propagating a Hostile Narrative towards Syrian refugees is more harmful than helpful to the Lebanese economy

Lebanese politicians have taken Syrian refugees as the scapegoat for all the political, economic, social & environmental turmoil that predate their arrival. 

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the presidential palace in Baabda after the fomation of the new government in January 2019. (AP/Hussein Malla)
People’s Budget: On The Separation of Politics from Economics and Wealth Production

The condition that Lebanon falls into is a product of a historical process that separated politics from economics through bureaucracy and technocracy.

Lebanese Public Debt: Alternatives do Exist

Lebanese citizens don’t need more numbers to realise the extent to which this debt is exhausting the treasury, public finances, and the economic system.

Lebanon Needs A Budget For Its People, Not Its Ruling Class

The ruling class, which has been in power for almost 30 years, is collectively responsible for the economy’s dire state of affairs. It should bear the costs of reforms and spare ordinary citizens.

Children Undefined: Government shortcomings threaten orphanage in Lebanon

With 175 children to support, the Arab Orphan Home Association orphanage tries to compensate for the government’s shortcomings in supporting the economically marginalised.

The newly-formed Lebanese Cabinet pose with President Michel Aoun.
The new Lebanese Cabinet and the economic reforms we should worry about

Lebanon’s new Cabinet was recently formed, but does that mean enough reform to bring sensible economic policy and quality services?

Is Lebanon’s Economy On The Brink Of Collapse?

The anxiety created around a Greek-style national bankruptcy has allowed the ruling politicians and their allies to steer (again) the public debate towards a “crisis management” rhetoric, away from a real discussion on accountability and responsibility for what got us into this.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Safe Technology, Shaky Economics

The price of virtual coins is socially constructed by the purchases made on the market at a given point in time.

What Does OPEC Think About the Future of World Oil?

  The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which is the permanent intergovernmental organization.