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.

Workers clean the Zouk Mosbeh beach in 2018. (AFP | Joseph Eid)
Happy Earth Day, try to do the bare minimum to save our planet

The secret services of the world probably never had to hide evidence of extraterrestrial life.

People’s Budget: How To Reduce Wasteful Spending in the Government Budget Plan

Radical measures are needed to stop unnecessary spending in Lebanon’s public administrations.

Photo of the Broken Chair, a giant wooden sculpture of a three-legged chair. In the background, the entrance to the UN building can be seen. (The Culture Trip | Sean Mowbray)
No one can maim their spirit: On Palestine and the UN’s broken conscience

The Broken Chair in Geneva is a constant reminder of the carelessness of the international community towards those they label “fellow humans.”

Turkish powerships would provide a quick and less costly solution to the Lebanese electricity crisis. (Wisdom Events)
Buying electricity from Turkish ships would quickly solve Lebanon’s crisis

Purchasing electricity from Turkish ships would solve Lebanon’s crisis by quickly generating more energy, saving billions of dollars, and leading to significant economic growth.

Hands of a man counting a stack of 50,000 Lebanese liras in an exchange shop in Beirut
This isn’t Greece: On Lebanon’s fiscal deficit, debt cuts, and reform

The president of the Lebanese Economic Association discusses the fiscal deficit, why the Greek analogy is flawed, media claims of debt restructuring in Lebanon, and the need for reform.

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.

“Thank You Soma”: Paying tribute to all domestic workers raising children in the Arab World.

A documentary that humanizes the domestic worker who play a very big role in our households and family.