Sell All Municipal Schools

Poor parents are voting with their feet by shifting their kids from free government schools to budget private schools. The government has failed to provide quality education. Here's an unintuitive solution for Mumbai. Sell municipal schools. Use the proceeds to fund the education of the poor.

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Get That Jaguar!

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 34, Mr Sukh-E discovers the Signalling value of Conspicuous Consumption.

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How We Are Enslaved

Behavioral Addiction is ubiquitous, and most of us can't do without the dopamine rushes that come from social media, shopping, gambling, and even exercise. Adam Alter's book Irresistible explains the extent and the mechanics of our addictions.

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Defending the Indefensible

It is important to always question received wisdom. In episode 55 of The Seen and the Unseen, libertarian thinker Yazad Jal joins Amit Varma to challenge the commonly held view on five subjects. Listen in and see if you agree with him.

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A Few Good Men

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 33, Pablo Escobar shows how cartels arise and distort markets.

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