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Hand power to regulatory authorities

Hand power to regulatory authorities

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading figures from a range of fields to put the case for one major changes for the country. In this article, Executive’s MENA business editor Thomas Schellen argues for better — and more independent — regulation. A vacuum in the wrong place causes all

Repair our pensions

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading figures from a range of fields to put the case for one major changes for the country. In this article, pensions expert Ibrahim Muhanna argues for better care for elderly people.   The quintessential goal of social security is to protect individuals against

Revive Lebanon’s job market

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading figures from a range of fields to put the case for one major changes for the country. In this article, former International Labor Organization advisor Zafiris Tzannatos discusses changes to the country’s job market.   At face value, Lebanon is probably the top economic

Public private partnerships can boost Lebanon

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading figures from a range of fields to put the case for one major changes for the country. In this article, privatization expert Ziad Hayek calls for inviting more private companies into public sector.   It is clear to any Lebanese citizen that

Time for a new national pact

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading figures from a range of fields to put the case for one major changes for the country. In this article, former Tripoli MP Misbah Ahdab makes the case for moving beyond the March 8 and March 14 political groupings in search of

Lebanon needs a new census

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading experts from a range of fields to put the case for one major policy for the country. In this article, pollster Kamal Hamdan puts the case for a new census.   No wonder Lebanon is falling behind. In a world racing towards

Strengthen the Lebanese Armed Forces

Reading Time: 5 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we talk to leading experts to discuss ways to improve security in the country.   Any hopes that the formation of a new government would end Lebanon’s security woes were dashed almost before they were raised. On Wednesday February 19, just four days after the

10 Ways to Save Lebanon

Reading Time: 4 minutes At the start of 2014, Lebanon faces two existential crises so severe that they threaten the very functioning of the state. The first is an onslaught against internal peace and the security of every citizen through terrorism and violence. The second is the growing risk of a socioeconomic meltdown under the weight of decades of

Rewrite Lebanon’s unfair tax laws

Reading Time: 3 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon’ issue, we asked leading experts from a range of fields to put the case for one major policy for the country. In this article, economist Jad Chaaban makes the case for rewriting the country’s tax laws.   Lebanon’s current tax rules are both deeply unjust and

A unified strategy for the refugee crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes As part of Executive’s ‘10 Ways to Save Lebanon‘ issue, we asked leading experts from a range of fields to put the case for one major policy for the country. In this article, UNHCR Representative in Lebanon Ninette Kelley urges different ministries to work together to develop a unified strategy for Syrian refugees, including making

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