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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

Aug 18, 2014

Economic Impacts of Inequality

The talk about inequality has turned from ethical issues (should the rich be so rich) to economic impacts, such as whether inequality means economic stagnation. A recent report by Standard & Poor’s economists highlights this attention. In this series...
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Aug 19, 2014

Nicklaus: Poverty and homelessness at the root of Ferguson protests

It was the middle-class suburb of Ferguson that boiled over last week, but to the rest of the world this was a St. Louis crisis. Folks in Los Angeles and London aren't going to listen to our explanations about the city-county split and 91 independent... #London #St. Louis, MO
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Aug 16, 2014

More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

(AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to... #George W. Bush #Syria #Iraq #Bill Clinton #Hosni Mubarak #Al Gore #Barack Obama #John McCain #Hillary Rodham Clinton #Monica Lewinsky #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party