Our future role in global economy
THIS refers to an essay on the subject, published recently in the ‘editorial page’ of a local English language daily. Maybe, it has some good and favourable news for the Eid, promising better days ahead for this political strife-torn country. We can only hope and pray that this very welcome prediction for 2050, though still 37 years away, really does come true, when the younger teens of today, will be well past 40.
Being optimistic, I will go along with the Goldman Sachs views as stated in the subheading of the essay; but with a big IF, in capital letters. The views are: ‘Bangladesh would be among eleven countries of the world an important role in the global economy by the year 2050’ to play. However, I am sure it will depend on our political stability. Today, we are mired in seemingly endless political violence, along with constant ‘religious extremism’ on the sidelines. It is the worst possible scenario for progress and improvement. One can only wonder if we will ever get out of this endless circle of vicious and violent political interaction that passes off under the garb of ‘freedom of expression and freedom for opposition’ guaranteed under the constitution. Rationally, it can only lead to more gloomy and unproductive days ahead, at least in the short run for this decade.
Hopefully, the eyes of our politicians will open to this national ‘suicide’ that we are senselessly committing. Again ‘hopefully’, in the next twenty years, we will gain some political maturity to get out of this mindless and endless quarrel over the elusive goddi that is the sole Holy Grail for all our politicians, a lesson our politicians have not learned since 1972 onwards. Without getting rid of our endless political conflicts, we have no future to look forward to.
A frustrated Bangladeshi
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THIS refers to an essay on the subject, published recently in the ‘editorial page’ of a local English language daily. Maybe, it has some good and favourable news for the Eid, promising better days ahead for this political strife-torn country. Full story