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Sure, poverty fell, but no thanks to UPA's NREGA

Jul 24, 2013

Sure, poverty fell, but no thanks to UPA's NREGA

The UPA is busy massaging statistics to show jobs went up and poverty fell down in its tenure; it partly true, but don't believe the spin behind the message #MGNREGA #PoorEconomics #Welfarism #Tendulkar Poverty Line
Chidu digs a well with FDI reforms as fire consumes rupee

Jul 17, 2013

Chidu digs a well with FDI reforms as fire consumes rupee

Opening up many sector for higher FDI is good, but not when India is in poll mode. On the other hand, Chidambaram has fallen flat on his face with the RBI's decision to raise overnight rates #P. Chidambaram #Interest rates #FDI #Economic crisis #PoorEconomics
Food security is poor politics too, but who cares

Jun 25, 2013

Food security is poor politics too, but who cares

The Food Security Bill is poor economics and also poor politics, but that's not why politicians love it #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #Public Distribution System #Food security #Nitish Kumar #Food Security Bill #Poor Economics
How UPA will destroy the food market and feed the rich

May 10, 2013

How UPA will destroy the food market and feed the rich

The combo of the Food Security Bill and the move to revise MSPs using a different methodology from the one used by the CACP will destroy the grain markets and embed inflation permanently in the economy. #CACP #Poor EconomSPs #Ramesh Chand Committee
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Mar 11, 2013

Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

An NSS survey shows that almost all people are now reporting eating two square meals a day. So why then do we need a universal Food Security Bill? #Poverty #Hunger #Poor Economics

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Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Jul 21, 2014

EFF's Open Wireless Router tech aims to increase network security, spur Wi-Fi sharing

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to address the poor security track record of home routers with a new firmware project that will encourage users to share their Internet connection publicly by setting up guest Wi-Fi networks. Th...
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Jul 10, 2014

India Budget Focuses on Jobs, Growth

India's new government said it would overhaul extensive subsidy programs for the poor and roll out a series of more business-friendly measures in an effort to create jobs and boost economic growth...
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Jul 31, 2014

Pitts: Surprise after Paul Ryan breaks silence

Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebras... #South Carolina #Nebraska #Mitt Romney #Paul Ryan #House Budget Committee #Jared Bernstein #Washington Post Company #U.S. Republican Party #Jon Bruning #Andre Bauer