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Budget and reforms: Why Modi must keep economists at arms length

Jul 05, 2014

Budget and reforms: Why Modi must keep economists at arms length

While setting the tone for the budget to be presented by his finance minister, Modi would be better off remembering that the shock treatment does not work when the existing structures and mindsets are not mature enough to withstand such treatment. #Economy #UPA #BJP #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Reforms #Modi #Budget #Economists #Budget 2014
Praising Modi...Miss India World steals from The Economist

May 27, 2014

Praising Modi...Miss India World steals from The Economist

Both Ms Rana and The Economist have the precise words and phrases to describe the impact of Narendra Modi winning the elections. #Narendra Modi #JustSaying #Modi #The Economist #Modi government #Miss India World #Plagiarism #Koyal Rana
Jagdish Bhagwati advises Modi to retain Rajan as RBI governor

May 19, 2014

Jagdish Bhagwati advises Modi to retain Rajan as RBI governor

There has been speculation that the Modi-led government could change the RBI Governor. Rajan had recently asserted the independence of the central bank. #Economy #India #Congress #BJP #RBI #Narendra Modi #Arvind Panagariya #TheySaidIt #Raghuram Rajan #Jagdish Bhagwati #Economists
Manmohan Singh being judged too unkindly, says The Economist

May 03, 2014

Manmohan Singh being judged too unkindly, says The Economist

The Economist notes that Singh's economic record could be better, but he did ensure the economy more than doubled in size, #Economy #India #Corruption #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #The Economist
Top economist Jagdish Bhagwati hopes for a role in Modi govt

Apr 25, 2014

Top economist Jagdish Bhagwati hopes for a role in Modi govt

In a possible sign of the influence of Bhagwati's brand of free-market thinking, he said his pro-growth protege Arvind Panagariya was a strong candidate for the more hands-on role of chief economist to the PM #Economy #India #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #Amartya Sen #Arvind Panagariya #TheySaidIt #Jagdish Bhagwati #Economists

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Why 'The Economist's' 'Joy of Reading' campaign matters

Apr 15, 2013

Why 'The Economist's' 'Joy of Reading' campaign matters

With book shops closing down in hundreds, a campaign like The Economist's matters a lot. #JustSaying #The Economist
The Economist has fired a salvo at MMS and wants Sonia and Rahul out

Sep 30, 2012

The Economist has fired a salvo at MMS and wants Sonia and Rahul out

The Economist, a leading British newspaper has, in a stinging special report, asked for the Gandhi family to be dumped. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Rahul Gandhi #The Economist

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The Economist has fired a salvo at MMS and wants Sonia and Rahul out

Jul 28, 2014

Time To Put A New Economic Tool In The Box

Below is the July 27th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full: conomists are at this moment called upon to say how to extricate the free world from the serious threat of accelerating inflation which, it must be admitted, has been brought ab...
The Economist has fired a salvo at MMS and wants Sonia and Rahul out

Jul 28, 2014

The Need for Moral People in Amoral Markets

Bloomberg columnist Clive Crook recently argued that markets aren't immoral. Instead, he promotes a two-part structure of business and government that he attributes to economist Milton Friedman. The responsibility of business is to "increase its prof... #Milton Friedman #Bloomberg
The Economist has fired a salvo at MMS and wants Sonia and Rahul out

Jul 21, 2014

Increased sales fueling hiring and pay raises, business economists say

More companies reported increased sales in the second quarter of the year, fueling a jump in hiring and pay raises, according to a survey of business economists released Monday... #Milton Friedman #Bloomberg
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