Interest and the Modern Economy
AbstractThe argument that modern economies cannot function without interest is examined in detail. We show that Islamic alternatives to interest, which vary with the context and the type of loan, provide adequate substitutes. Interest based institutions lead to many types of difficulties both practical and theoretical. Islamic alternatives provide solutions to these difficulties.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9944.
Date of creation: 2000
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Publication status: Published in Lahore Journal of Economics 6.1(2001): pp. 113-127
interest; riba; Islamic economics; prohibition of interest; profit sharing; Ricardian equivalence; Modigliani Miller Theorem;
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