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Not just Jharkhand India's dirty tale of human trafficking is widespread

Jul 22, 2014

Not just Jharkhand India's dirty tale of human trafficking is widespread

The heightened instances of human trafficking has seriously raised the issue of safety of women and children in the country. #ThatsJustWrong #India #Human trafficking #Delhi #Poverty #Mumbai #Jharkhand #Marriage proposals
Equip private clinics better to fight Tuberculosis in India: study

Jul 16, 2014

Equip private clinics better to fight Tuberculosis in India: study

Although treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is freely available and highly effective, it continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year in India. #India #Poverty #Health #Tuberculosis #HealthBuzz #TB #TB disease
India tops list of global poor, more than China and Bangladesh: UN report

Jul 16, 2014

India tops list of global poor, more than China and Bangladesh: UN report

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of extremely poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia. #India #China #Bangladesh #didyouknow #NewsTracker #Poverty #Southeast Asia #Poverty in India #UN report #Global poverty
Why Arun Jaitley has chosen to play safe with Budget 2014

Jul 11, 2014

Why Arun Jaitley has chosen to play safe with Budget 2014

Modi is conscious that he is seen by many as pro big business because of his perceived proximity to some big industrialists. So the budget has been careful in not giving any obvious benefits to big business #Politics #Economy #India #Business #UPA #Narendra Modi #Poverty #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Welfare #Free market #Budget 2014

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Sen and Bhagwati: Why quarrel when both are right?

Jul 29, 2013

Sen and Bhagwati: Why quarrel when both are right?

Just like how both Monetarism and Keynesianism need to be used in harmony depending on circumstances, so should the Sen-Dreze and Bhagwati-Panagariya prescriptions be used together. #Economics #Amartya Sen #Poverty #FaceOff #Jagdish Bhagwati #Keynesian #Monetarism
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Nov 26, 2012

Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

The government in election mode is hurrying what it believes are popular reforms. But by offering to transfer cash to 10 crore families while withdrawing subsidies that support double that population, the UPA may end up scoring a self-goal. #HowThisWorks #UPA #Poverty #Aadhaar #Cash transfers

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Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Jul 29, 2014

The Dynamics of Poverty

Matt Bruenig raises some issues about poverty that I think are worth discussing. He compares two popular theories of poverty: individual and structural. Contrasting the two, Matt writes: The individual theory predicts that they are the same people (a...
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Jul 30, 2014

Gov. Brown vows not to ignore migrant children flooding across border

Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a meeting with religious leaders here Tuesday and stepped into one of the most controversial topics in U.S. politics, pledging support for new shelters in California for migrant children fleeing poverty and violence in C... #California #Central America #Jerry Brown
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Jul 29, 2014

The Sustainable Development Goals Draft Looks Like A Business Plan From 1999

You remember those business plans that we are read (and pitched) at the height of the first Internet boom? Presentations that promised billion-dollar IPO’s, 90% market share and disruption in three years without any basis in fact, experience or reali... #California #Central America #Jerry Brown