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Wages of Fiscal Imprudence

Views:930 | Comments:1 | Author:Sumant Sinha | Posted on March 31, 2011

As per the Budget estimate, India’s fiscal deficit will be 4.6% of GDP and total borrowings will be . 3,43,000 crore. Both these targets are likely to be exceeded. First, the revenue side dep.. Read full story

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Famous Populist, Secret Liberaliser

Views:1034 | Author:Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar | Posted on March 30, 2011

There is no contradiction between accelerating economic growth, being fiscally prudent and showering welfarist handouts to woo voters. An excellent example is documented in The Economic Freedom of the.. Read full story

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Passing Adam Smith's Morality Test

Views:1104 | Author:Sumati Mehta | Posted on March 29, 2011

As the world economy recovers from the global financial crisis, questions related to causes of the crisis and the inability of economists to forecast it have gained significance. The recent report .. Read full story

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Privatising the IIMs

Views:1102 | Author:Prodip Kumar Sett | Posted on March 25, 2011

Behind the public view and without any public debate, the Union HRD minister is trying to reshape the public institutional character of IIMs. In a recent meeting with chairpersons and directors of IIM.. Read full story

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Give Bush Credit for Arab Revolt

Views:1005 | Author:T T Ram Mohan | Posted on March 17, 2011

Last December, a fruit seller in Tunisia immolated himself for want of work and because he was being harassed by local officials. This one event sparked a popular uprising in the country that led t.. Read full story

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Freedom means faster growth

Views:984 | Comments:1 | Author:Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar | Posted on March 16, 2011

How do we measure economic freedom, and how relevant is it for economic growth? Some answers come from Economic Freedom of the States of India 2011, a report just brought out by the Friedrich Nauma.. Read full story

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Pressure-cooker Politics

Views:849 | Author:Abheek Barman | Posted on March 15, 2011

In another 24 hours, every party that’s going to fight the crucial elections in four states this summer will finish doing their most gut-wrenching pre-poll activity: selecting candidates who&.. Read full story

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Learn, localise, lateralise to grow

Views:819 | Author:Arun Maira | Posted on March 14, 2011

Since the economic recession in the West, some observers have dared to say that the Emperor may be insufficiently clad. Economists have dominated the advisory councils of policy-makers. Now many peopl.. Read full story

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Handle With Care Or Pay

Views:985 | Author:Sunanda Poduwal | Posted on March 13, 2011

ARCHANA Chaudhury,a 33-year-old freelance writer,moved to Delhi from Mumbai in June 2010 by hiring a mover and packer.She has unpacked every box of her belongings except one,whic.. Read full story

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The responsibilities of wealth

Views:960 | Author:T V Mohandas Pai | Posted on March 10, 2011

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are coming to India this July to request our billionaires to give away a large part of their wealth in their lifetime. India now has the third largest number of billionai.. Read full story

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