Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicIncome Inequalities

Topic: Income Inequalities

India’s income inequality fell post 2020 lockdown as rich got poorer, US economic study shows

Non-peer-reviewed paper by US-based non-profit NBER says pandemic brought decline in inequality in two senses, the second being consumption inequality also fell marginally.

We asked people in 14 states if rich-poor gap is a big issue: Prashnam Survey

The Prashnam survey asked 2,895 people from across 14 states what they thought contributed the most to income inequality in India today.

Choice of work, education, better income needed for bondage survivors to remain free — study

The study involved 88 respondents, including children, who are survivors of human trafficking in UP and Bihar and have been reintegrated with help from NGOs.

Milton Friedman was wrong, an economy is not meant to only serve shareholders but everyone

Shareholders' capitalism has over the years been used to justify bamboozling customers, squeezing workers, avoiding taxes and lavishing stock options on executives.

LSE’s Amartya Sen Chair to study global inequality but the lessons will be for India

India’s growing inequality, poverty and low human development index are of global concern and extensive research is needed to find out solutions.

Dhan Vapasi: A new path that can make Indians prosperous

For too long, India’s governments have focused on the wrong ideas and wrong economic models. Indians should have been 10 times richer – but are not.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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