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Cuba facing dissent within communist party, days after Obama's visit

Mar 30, 2016

Cuba facing dissent within communist party, days after Obama's visit

Days after President Barack Obama's historic visit, the leaders of Cuba's Communist Party are under highly unusual public criticism from their own ranks for imposing new levels of secrecy on the future of social and economic reforms. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Communist Party #Fidel Castro #Cuba #Socialism #Raul Castro #Havana #free-market capitalism
Rescuing Ambedkar from pure Dalitism: He would've been India's best Prime Minister

Apr 15, 2015

Rescuing Ambedkar from pure Dalitism: He would've been India's best Prime Minister

Ambedkar's legacy is far more than just Dalit iconhood. Leaving him as a figure to be venerated by all and as a Dalit property would be doing him an injustice. #Economy #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Dalit #Jawaharlal Nehru #Socialism #Swami Vivekananda #Sree Narayana Guru #Social Justice #Maulana Abul Kalam Azad #Guru Nanak #Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Modi shuts down Planning Commission: Here's what its replacement should be

Aug 18, 2014

Modi shuts down Planning Commission: Here's what its replacement should be

In changing the name of the building and the organization that will now move in, should the government junk the erstwhile Planning Commission lock, stock and barrel? #globalisation #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #Socialism #States #allocation #Liberalisation #Resources #Planning
64-year-old socialist era remanant Planning Commission passes away on Independence Day

Aug 15, 2014

64-year-old socialist era remanant Planning Commission passes away on Independence Day

The Soviet-era style planning body, however, lost its relevance after the opening of the economy in the 90s. #globalisation #Planning Commission #Socialism #allocation #Liberalisation #Resources #Planning
Modi's first task if he becomes PM: Define the limits and role of the state

Apr 05, 2014

Modi's first task if he becomes PM: Define the limits and role of the state

If Modi makes it to the top job after 16 May, he would do well to outline the contours of the state's role in the life of India, it's economy, and public life #BJP #Government #Governance #Socialism #Capitalism #Modi government #Role of State
Hollande allies hail 'social democrat' vision despite proposed spending cuts

Jan 15, 2014

Hollande allies hail 'social democrat' vision despite proposed spending cuts

Francois Hollande's allies dismissed on Wednesday suggestions the Socialist French president had lurched right with plans to cut public spending and the taxes on business, hailing what they called a new "social democrat" vision. #France #Socialism #François Hollande #Public Spending #social democracy
Having seen disparities in Pune, Indian joins US city council as socialist

Dec 30, 2013

Having seen disparities in Pune, Indian joins US city council as socialist

Kshama Sawant is a 41-year-old economics teacher and immigrant from India who lives in Seattle. She is also now one of the few elected socialists in America, after having been elected to Seattle’s nine-member city council. #Democracy #USA #Socialism #Seattle #Socialist #inequality #City council #Kshama Sawant
Povertarianism and the mistaken classification of Joseph Stiglitz

Jul 25, 2013

Povertarianism and the mistaken classification of Joseph Stiglitz

Fusing Joseph E Stiglitz with Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze in an attempt to draw all three under an anti=capitalism umbrella is fundamentally flawed #globalisation #Amartya Sen #Socialism #Joseph Stiglitz #Welfarism #Povertarianism #capitalim
Thatcher to Modi: Steering the economic discourse to the right

Apr 09, 2013

Thatcher to Modi: Steering the economic discourse to the right

Our national discourse on economics, which has always been weighted in favour of the far left, needs a corrective balancing force. Modi's address at the ThinkIndia forum on Monday was the first step in that journey. #Narendra Modi #Governance #Socialism #Capitalism #Margaret Thatcher #Free market economy #ThinkIndia
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