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No honeymoon: Next govt has only 90 days to act on economy

Dec 14, 2013

No honeymoon: Next govt has only 90 days to act on economy

Honeymoons are shortening for central governments. The next government formed after May 2014 will face huge problems if it does not drive its economic agenda quickly - maybe within the first 90 days #Inflation #Political economy #Manmohan Singh #UPA #Congress #BJP #Chidambaram #Reforms #Sonianomics #Elections 2014
Scorched earth: How Cong is screwing the economy further

Nov 25, 2013

Scorched earth: How Cong is screwing the economy further

The UPA's actions in the last year suggest not an effort to put the economy back on rails, but to damage it further #Inflation #Political economy #P. Chidambaram #Jairam Ramesh #GDP Slowdown
It's the economy stupid: Why UPA-3 can't be ruled out

Apr 16, 2013

It's the economy stupid: Why UPA-3 can't be ruled out

The fall in inflation, and the drop in oil prices, if they continue, will benefit the UPA in the next elections. It will also enable the government to spend more on freebies #Inflation #Political economy #General Elections 2014 #UPA-3
Rahul Gandhi and the seductive appeal of 'feel-good economics'

Apr 05, 2013

Rahul Gandhi and the seductive appeal of 'feel-good economics'

The economic philosophy that Rahul Gandhi outlined represents an unwillingness or incapacity to learn from the fact that these are ideas that have consistently failed in the past. #Political economy #TheLongView #Rahul Gandhi #Socialism #Economic liberalism #CII speech
China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

Jul 21, 2012

China's end-game: Dark side of a great deleveraging

The credit-fuelled China's economy is so overleveraged that a great deleveraging is the only way out. The pyramid of credit is cracking and will collapse as the underlying economy is withering. #China #Political economy #Investment #Consumption #property bubble
Underachiever? In fact, Manmohan has excelled himself

Jul 09, 2012

Underachiever? In fact, Manmohan has excelled himself

Time magazine's characterisation of Manmohan Singh as an 'underachiever' is flawed. The man has risen way above the station in life that he was fated for. #Sonia Gandhi #Political economy #Manmohan Singh #Time magazine #UPA government
Will Rahul say 'Mere Paas Ma Hai'? Or will PM have his way?

Jul 02, 2012

Will Rahul say 'Mere Paas Ma Hai'? Or will PM have his way?

India's econmic future depends on whether Manmohan Singh resists Sonia's efforts to use the exchequer to get her son the top job in 2014. #Sonia Gandhi #Political economy #Manmohan Singh #Rahul Gandhi #Mr. India
India Sinking: Industry chokes on govt's 'kiss of death'

May 21, 2012

India Sinking: Industry chokes on govt's 'kiss of death'

Industrial sectors that depend on governmental policy are withering; those that have managed to stay reasonably out of reach of red tape are doing relatively better. #Political economy #UPA government #PolicyWatch #India Inc #Red tape
There's a banana peel to trip up every form of capitalism

Jan 06, 2012

There's a banana peel to trip up every form of capitalism

Some of us derived vicarious pleasure when the US and European economies went into a skid. But no one is really immune. Today's world is a riot of slipping economic models. #China #Political economy #US #Europe #Social philosophy #Capitalism
Sonia's reckless food security largesse could bust the bank

Dec 19, 2011

Sonia's reckless food security largesse could bust the bank

The Food Security Bill is badly conceived, poorly timed - and could prove economically ruinous. It betrays a regressive mentality that sees the government as a charitable organisation. #Sonia Gandhi #Political economy #UPA #Governance #Food Security Bill