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How UPA's populism may have entrenched jobless growth

Jan 02, 2013

How UPA's populism may have entrenched jobless growth

Why did the NDA time bring jobs growth at a time when GDP was growing slowly (5-6 percent), and why did higher growth in the next five-year period bring almost no jobs growth? #GDP #UPA #NREGA #Welfare economics #Jobless growth #NDA #In My Opinion
Why direct cash transfer shouldn't be used to kill the PDS

Nov 28, 2012

Why direct cash transfer shouldn't be used to kill the PDS

The proponents of the direct cash transfer scheme speak about how the scheme will do away with the Public Distribution System. But is this really a good idea? #HowThisWorks #Inflation #FDI #PDS #Welfare economics #retail chains #Direct cash transfers
Sonianomics will put India on the path to disaster

Sep 20, 2012

Sonianomics will put India on the path to disaster

The exit of Mamata will confirm Sonia Gandhi in her belief that reforms don't sell. But Sonia's welfarist tendencies will ruin the Indian economy #Sonia Gandhi #Welfare economics #Manmohanomics

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Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Apr 23, 2012

Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Welfare programmes everywhere change human behaviour. NREGA too has done so by preventing migration to cities - something that's needed for progress. #NREGA #Welfare economics #Employment law #WelfareState

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Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Jul 06, 2014

UK 'sleepwalking into violating disabled people's human rights'

Welfare reforms break UN convention and will leave many without crucial help for daily living, say campaigners The UK government is risking "systematic violation" of international human rights law in its treatment of disabled people, charities claim.... #United Kingdom #United Nations
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Jul 01, 2014

Only the radical left can save Greece  and Europe  from disaster

The stories from Greece, still struggling from the economic crisis of 2008, beggar belief. From medical travesties to riotous anti-immigrant violence, hope is hard to find The story from an Athens hospital beggared belief. In May a 54 year old man ne... #Europe #Athens #Greece
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Jun 28, 2014

Globalisation: we can avoid a race to the bottom

But only with healthy economic growth, fair levels of take-home pay and a fitting welfare system, as Gerard Lyons notes Contrary to the impression this column may sometimes give, I like to think that I am at heart an optimist. What makes one seem pes... #Europe #Athens #Greece