Bad economics often makes good political sense. Our farmers need systemic reform, not empty waivers.
Those who fail at economics or governance often invoke morality. Don’t fall for this age-old ruse.
Can we pass moral judgement on actions from earlier times? If yes, on what basis?
The Enemy Property Amendment Act is inconsistent with the principles India was constituted on. It should be declared unconstitutional.
India can earn up to six times as much from tourism as it does today. One reform can make it happen.
Mukesh Ambani and Imran Khan are wrong about the benefits of a ‘reverse brain-drain.’ Skilled immigration is a positive-sum game, and benefits everyone.
The Finance Bill 2017 has given Big Government the most powerful surveillance tool there is. Be scared. Be very very scared.
New Delhi will continue to treat state governments as municipalities if they behave that way. That is why the latest Karnataka budget is an opportunity lost.
Modi’s ‘development agenda’ has regressed from the far-sighted one of 2014 to the old populist tropes of past decades.
Indira Gandhi’s reign exemplified the dichotomy between populist policies that get politicians elected and policies that actually work. She was the prototype for Narendra Modi.
Small and big establishments will have to pay an employee half a year’s worth of salary when she is not available at work. While the big establishments will be able to manage this, the small ones won’t. Hence, the likely unseen impact of this is going to lead to managers not hiring women of child-bearing age.
India lacks the two essential legislative elements that are foundational to creating a secure digital infrastructure. It doesn’t have a Privacy Law and a Data Protection law. And it does have a government that argues that privacy is not a fundamental right.
When Pragati began in 2007, we bemoaned 60 years of socialist policies that had crippled our economy and held our people back from reaching their full potential. Today, despite sweeping political changes, the oppressive hand of big government has only grown.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy has been characterized by great energy, a desire to break the mold of the past and a penchant for risk-taking. Given the vigour he has imparted, foreign relations should have yielded more significant results. They haven’t.