On bringing inflation down

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed his economic team headed by his advisor on finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, to bring inflation down to provide relief to the common man. This is indeed an encouraging development as the prime minister has started taking briefings on the economy and issuing directions to his economic team. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kristin Gorski - Apr 20, 2010 - 7:19 AM PDT
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Edited by: Glenn LaBauve - Apr 21, 2010 - 12:17 PM PDT
Beth Wellington
3.7
by Beth Wellington - Apr. 20, 2010

The writer is knowledgeable and writes on an important topic with a lot of facts. The style, for me anyway, is pretty ponderous. And if you didn't know the leader of Pakistan, you couldn't identify the country the author was writing about, since although this is a Pakistani publication, it covers international news. I've linked to a related news story on inflation in India--which at least according to that article-- is the country with the worst inflation rate among the G-20, of which Pakistan is not a member.

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Fabrice Florin
3.8
by Fabrice Florin - Apr. 20, 2010

Thoughtful perspective on reducing inflation in Pakistan, from the dean of a business school in Islamabad. The author presents a well-reasoned analysis of the current impact of inflation on Pakistan's economy, along with recommendations that the government keep its deficit low and aim to stabilize its exchange rates.

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Kaizar Campwala
4.1
by Kaizar Campwala - Apr. 20, 2010

Excellent story that explains inflation in a universal way, while still focusing on Pakistan's inflationary issues in particular.

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Kristin Gorski
3.8
by Kristin Gorski - Apr. 20, 2010

The writer is "director general and dean at NUST Business School" in Islamabad; the piece's authoritative tone and inclusion of detail make this an informative read. While its focus is primarily Pakistan, it still provides insight into economic problems countries worldwide are currently facing.

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Glenn LaBauve
2.6
by Glenn LaBauve - Apr. 21, 2010

Lots of numbers, little substance. Call to do something about a real problem, but poorly written

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Hannah Feldman
2.7
by Hannah Feldman - Apr. 21, 2010

The overabundance of numbers serves to confuse the reader. Overly technical terms in confusingly twisted sentences make this article hard to understand. Maybe it's simply my lack of understanding in the topic, but this article is not accessible.

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Sarah Pinard
3.4
by Sarah Pinard - Apr. 21, 2010

This article was hard to understand, I'm sure it is informative to people who already know the deal, but I do not, and therefore had a hard time with this article.

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Edward "Chouji" McAninch
3.6
by Edward "Chouji" McAninch - Apr. 21, 2010

It is informative and I did learn some new things from reading it but I found it hard to keep my attention on the journalism because of how it was written. It would be a great source if you needed to do research for something though.

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Laura Kriss
2.4
by Laura Kriss - Apr. 21, 2010

This is not quality journalism. It is very hard to understand for people who don't have a background in the things discussed in this article.

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Amber Jackson
3.6
by Amber Jackson - Apr. 21, 2010

Overall, this was a very interesting article to read. I would have liked it if some of the difficult names that were in the article such as "Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani" or "Abdul Hafeez Shaikh" had some type of parenthesis showing you how to pronounce those names so it could make the reading smoother. I stumbled once I came across all of the names and it distracted me from some of the article. As far as the content of the article, I think it was very informative and straight forward.

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Lamin Conteh
4.0
by Lamin Conteh - Apr. 23, 2010

I thought this was a very interesting article, the information's were very insightful and unfavorable. It explains how price of product tend to increase do to inflation's. They article also use a lot of factually number to compare the difference in numbers of price change.

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