INTERNATIONAL. Classical political economists like Adam Smith or David Ricardo never used the term “economy” by itself. They always used the term “political economy.” For classical economists, it was impossible to understand politics without economics or economics without politics.
The two fields are certainly different but they are also intimately linked. The use of the term “economy” by itself did not begin until the late 19th century.
Smith understood that while an efficient market would emerge from individual choices, those choices were framed by the political system in whi
EGYPT. The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and brings in around US$5 billion in revenues per year; Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar al-Handasah Shair and Partners, is part of the consortium.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. special operations forces made a failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage by Islamic extremists in Syria earlier this summer, the White House said in a statement.
INTERNATIONAL. By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world; By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now.
INTERNATIONAL. The report found there are 15 million middle-class households in 11 of sub-Saharan Africa's top economies this year, up from 4.6 million in 2000 and 2.4 million in 1990, an increase of 230% over 14 years.