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Demonetisation: Govt's argument against black money turns into sales pitch for cashless society
India

Demonetisation: Govt's argument against black money turns into sales pitch for cashless society

The chaotic post–demonetisation period has been characterised by two significant realities. One, the central government’s motivation to weed out black money, seems to have dovetailed with a now thunderous sales — pitch for a cashless society. Two, in labelling all critics of demonetisation, particularly the political opposition as “corrupt” or “friends–of–the corrupt,” the government is reaffirming its intolerance of criticism as such.

Demonetisation: Narendra Modi's dream of a 'cashless' economy is far-fetched
India

Demonetisation: Narendra Modi's dream of a 'cashless' economy is far-fetched

The PM's dream of a cashless economy is just an expression of his customary haste to rush through reforms without creating the necessary conditions for it first.

Now Harvard economists say austerity not a great idea during slowdown
Economy

Now Harvard economists say austerity not a great idea during slowdown

Critics claimed the spreadsheet coding errors, now acknowledged by Reinhart and Rogoff, to be a mortal blow against the intellectual argument for austerity.