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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 26, 2014

Argentine football fans stay in Brazil after World Cup to avoid economic worries back home

Thousands of Argentine football fans have vowed to start a new life in Brazil to escape the economic downturn in their home country. Officials fear the influx will place additional strain on the country's welfare system...
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Jul 14, 2014

India needs more than Narendra Modi's trickle-down model

India's PM points to Gujarat as an emblem of economic success. But despite impressive growth, the state lags behind on welfare Narendra Modi has just unveiled his first budget after winning a massive electoral victory on a development platform. The b... #India #Narendra Modi #Gujarat
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