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Demonetization Has Opened A Window Of Opportunity For Modi
In a televised address to the nation on September 21, 2012, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the people of India that “Money doesn’t grow on trees”. He was trying to convince the voters that reining in the inordinate government spending and finan...

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Somebody Else's Money For Somebody Else
It is intuitive to grasp some of the implications of the recent demonetization of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes by the central government in India. If there is one thing the corrupt government officials are good at, it's collaboration. Those running a one-man s...

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Lessons On The Economy From Mahabharata
In Mahabharata, Krishna started his campaign against Kansa with a protest against the income tax. He encouraged the dwellers of Gokul not to pay the income tax (Kar) imposed on them by Kansa. Escalation of the conflict between the people of Gokul and the st...

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Breaking One Shackle Of The Fatal Conceit
 “I am against the system” has been the overarching sentiment and “I will change it” the clarion call of many well-intentioned political leaders that have been voted to form governments at the center and many states in India since her independence. Others h...

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Once Upon A Time
Once upon a
time, there was a village in an island called Ghaziabad. It was located in the
Indian Ocean. Fishing and farming were the two major sources of income in the
village. There was a very wise fisherman in the village. His name was Ram
Kumar. He had ...

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Republic of Ghaziabad - Part II
“The curious task of
economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they
imagine they can design.” -
Friedrich A. Hayek The plight of a weaver
in Uttar Pradesh who toils day in and day out and yet sees her real earnings
dwindle ye...

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My Email To The Finance Minister Of India

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