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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

Sep 19, 2014

Alex Salmond, Scottish independence leader, announces resignation as first minister

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. Salmond, 59, told reporters at a news that he was proud of the campaign and ... #United Kingdom #Northern Ireland #David Cameron #Alex Salmond #Wales #National Party
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Sep 22, 2014

Joan Burton: recovery alone won't save Labour

Tanaiste Joan Burton warned colleagues that the recovering economy alone will not be enough to save Labour from an electoral hammering. In an email sent to Labour members over the weekend, Ms Burton said the party cannot just expect credit for the re... #Joan Burton #Fianna Fail #Brendan Howlin (politician) #Sinn Fein
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Sep 23, 2014

Comment: Link-up could transform both organisations

POST offices and credit unions are vital cogs in every rural town and village. A post office is not just a place to buy stamps - it is part of the social and economic fabric of a rural community, a place for people to meet, pay bills and a vital fina... #Joan Burton #Fianna Fail #Brendan Howlin (politician) #Sinn Fein