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Documentary: China – Inventing Innovation (Video)

info-pictogram1 China is cultivating a new wave of visionaries in a bid to revive its slowing economic growth. But it also faces allegations of unfair trade practices and intellectual piracy by some of its major trading partners in the US and Europe. 101 East takes a closer look at the issue.
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Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

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By: Kamis

Sourceantaranews.com

Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar expressed optimism that Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion.

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Tired Of Cash, Don’t Want Bitcoin? Try The Boniato In Spain (Video)

info-pictogram1 Alternative currencies are popping up all over the world, including Spain, where the economic downturn has people looking for and needing something else: the boniato.

Hong Kong Protests Explained In Under A Minute (Video)

info-pictogram1 People in Hong Kong are protesting Beijing’s interference in the 2017 elections for Hong Kong’s main leader. But as much as Hong Kongers are calling for democracy, they’re also fighting for the economic future of Asia’s financial center.

Jordan to buy $15bn of Israeli gas

The Jordanian cabinet approved, last month, the recommendation of the Committee on Economic Development, calling for supplying Jordan with natural gas from the gas field discovered in the Palestinian water of the Gaza Marine

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Source: middleeastmonitor.com

A memorandum of understanding is due to be signed between Israel and Jordan in the reservoir of Leviathan to export Israeli natural gas to Jordan during the next 15 years with a total value of $15 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported yesterday.

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Extremism: Isn’t It Everybody’s Dilemma?

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Source: onislam.net

By: Rasha Mohammad

Extremism — what a shackling word we are used to hearing over and over these days!

Mass clashes, assassinations, protests, and violent attacks are manifestations of an extremist way of thinking or believing.

To many, extremism is linked to religion. To be religious often labels a person as an extremist — or, as average people call it, a “terrorist.”

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Malaysia airlines losing $2 million a day

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By: Jessica Plautz

Malaysia Airlines is facing dire economic straits after being involved in the two worst air tragedies of the year. Based on some recent photos taken by its few remaining passengers, some flights are operating nearly empty.

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Money Is A Form Of Social Control And Most Americans Are Debt Slaves

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By: Michael Snyder

Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

Is America really “the land of the free”?  Most people think of money as simply a medium of exchange that makes economic transactions more convenient, but the truth is that it is much more than that.  Money is also a form of social control.  Just think about it.  What did you do this morning?  Well, if you are like most Americans, you either got up and went to work (to make money) or to school (to learn the skills that you will need to make money).  We spend a great deal of our lives pursuing the almighty dollar, and there are literally millions of laws, rules and regulations about how we earn our money, about how we spend our money and about how much of our money the government gets to take from us.  Not that money is a bad thing in itself.  Without money, it would be really hard to have a modern society.  Unfortunately, our money is based on debt, and debt levels in the United States have exploded to absolutely unprecedented levels in recent years.  The borrower is the servant of the lender, and if you are like most Americans, nearly every major purchase that you make in your life is going to involve debt.  Do you want to get a college education so that you can get a “good job”?  You are told to get a student loan.  Do you want a car?  You are encouraged to get an auto loan and to stretch out the payments for as long as possible.  Do you want a home?  You are probably going to end up with a big fat mortgage.  And of course I could go on and on and on.  The cold, hard truth of the matter is that most Americans are debt slaves.  Most of us spend our entire lives trapped in an endless cycle of debt that we never escape until we die, and meanwhile our years of hard labor are greatly enriching those that own our debts.

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How To Make Money – Ibn Khaldun and Taxes

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Source: http://lostislamichistory.com/

The 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan famously stated in a piece in the New York Times in 1993,

“May I offer you the advice of the 14th century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who said: “At the beginning of the empire, the tax rates were low and the revenues were high. At the end of the empire, the tax rates were high and the revenues were low.”

And, no, I did not personally know Ibn Khaldun, although we may have had some friends in common!”1

Although one may agree or disagree with the conservative economic policies of Ronald Reagan, there is no denying the genius of the man he is quoting – Ibn Khaldun. He was centuries ahead of his time. His monumental work, the Muqaddimah, published in 1377, is hard to categorize. All at once it is a resource on history, Islam, science, sociology, economics, politics, warfare, and philosophy. One article on the entire book would be a disservice to Ibn Khaldun and the great amount of knowledge he left for subsequent generations. Instead, this article will focus only on some of his economic ideas, which centuries later form some of the basic ideas we use in government taxation today.

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