Day: November 27, 2012

Is God Perfect?

Source: NYTimes Author: YORAM HAZONY Is God perfect? You often hear philosophers describe “theism” as the belief in a perfect being — a being whose attributes are said to include being all-powerful, all-knowing, immutable, perfectly good, perfectly simple, and necessarily existent (among others). And today, something like this view is common […]

The law of unintended consequences

Daily Times: Razi Azmi. Netanyahu went to war against Hamas thinking he would destroy this ‘terrorist’ organisation once and for all and earn the gratitude of the Jewish people. He has achieved the opposite  Now, the second Gaza war is over. Who won? Who lost? The biggest losers, no doubt, […]

What’s in a Arabic name?

ایک عرب دانا نے اپنے بیٹوں کو نصیحت کی کہ ٦ قسم کی عورتوں سے کبھی شادی نہ کرنا، خواہ وہ حسن و جمال اور مال و دولت میں بے مثال ہی کیوں نہ ہوں. انانہ ، منانہ، حنانہ، حداقہ، براقہ اور شداقہ… انانہ – وہ عورت جو ہر وقت […]

Fiscal battle over mortgage deduction

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Washington should stay away from touching the mortgage interest tax deduction, warns the U.S. housing industry. Lately, housing is on the mend and one of the few bright spots in a lumbering economic recovery. Taking away a key tax break could throw a wrench into home buying […]

The euro lives, but unity is dead

Source: Asia Times: By:Francesco Sisci Europeans hopeful that economic crisis would bring nations together will be sorely disappointed. Greece is saved and the euro is sound, but politically the continent looks dead. Solace comes with the perspective that in the general scheme of global affairs, and with the refocus on […]