Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: economics

Why it’s time India goes back to Kautilya’s idea of ‘dharmic capitalism’

Don’t limit Kautilya to antiquarian studies. His Arthashastra is for the modern world shows Sriram Balasubramanian in his book Kautilyanomics.

How godless China was truly a godsend for the US

In 'Negotiating the New Normal', Saurav Jha writes that China, instead of throwing its weight behind a multipolar world order, has chosen to create a Pax Sinica.

Kautilya was no Machiavelli, he’s the most pre-eminent economist in history

In ‘Kautilyanomics’, Sriram Balasubramanian writes that even though the name Kautilya is often used in politics today, no one knows much about the man.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Why TikTok should serve as a wake-up call for economists

Economists are judged not for analytics, but rather by how they fit into various moral codes. Like it or not, that is something economists have to come to terms with.

Gandhi was like Adam Smith in his thinking. But Gandhian studies won’t tell you this

In ‘Economist Gandhi’, Jaithirth Rao writes that books for students of economics and management make no reference to Gandhi. The losers are the students.

Don’t trash macroeconomics. Try living without it

Disparaging macroeconomics is an age-old pastime, and yes there is plenty we don't understand. But the worst would be to try to live without it.

Economics Nobel Prize celebrates auctions that failed in India

India's telecom revolution only took off after govt moved away from auctions & started assigning spectrum to licensees in return for a share of revenue.

Why epidemiologists and economists keep arguing over health vs economy

When epidemiologists say there’s no trade-off between health & economy, lots of economists just shake their heads in disagreement.

Yashovardhan Azad on challenges facing police in 2020 & R Jaganathan on ‘Modieconomics’

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Srinivas Yerramsetti, Yashorvardhan Azad, Arvind Panagariya, R Jaganathan & many more

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.