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Part 1: Scope of the Study
1.1 How This Started
The Screaming Need
Review of the Literature
What this Book Is & Isn’t
1.2 To My Audience
To the Specialist
To the Non-Specialist
Part 2: Economics by Metaphor
2.1 The Economy of Fish Island
2.2 Back to Earth
What is Economics?
Part 3: The Economic Spectrum
3.1 A Look at the Spectrum
3.2 Traversing the Spectrum
What is a strong economy?
Who sets the rules?
What is property?
Who owns unclaimed resources?
What is money?
Who is best at making economic decisions?
Are markets efficient?
What is the role of government?
Must government control the economy, and how?
Is trade fair?
Should consumer products be regulated?
Should labor markets be regulated?
What is interest, and should it be regulated?
What is the role of banks?
Should government bust monopolies?
Should government induce industry?
Should government provide bail-outs?
Should government combat inequality?
How should government finance itself?
Should government provide education & health care?
What about public services?
Should government protect the environment?
What about national defense?
Should government administer natural resources?
Who are the heroes of society?
3.3 A Revisit: Islamic Economics in a Nutshell
Part 4: Problems at the Crossroads
4.1 The Crossroads
What’s a Platypus?
“The Systems has Lost its Automatic Legitimacy”
Where is the Trajectory Taking us?
The Respectability of “Radical” Change
4.2 The Problems
Banking & Investment
4.3 A Revisit: Islamic Economics Defined
Part 5: The Road to Islamic Economics
5.1 Where We Stand Today
Economic Snakes & Ladders
Strategic Allies & Enemies
Prioritization, Planning, and Implementation
From Solutions to Institutions
5.2 Models & Tools
Courts & Arbitration
The Dinar Movement
The Zakat Mechanism
The Public Treasury
Islamic Finance, Redux
New Silk Roads
A Brave New Information Industry
Education & Healthcare Models
5.3 A Revisit: Islamic Economics Restated
Part 6: Notes & Open Questions