Category Archives: Economy

Saint Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta was born in a middle class Indian family and went on to make it to the millionaires list in the El Dorado called America.  He lost his parents when he was a teenager. But he was fortunate enough … Continue reading

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The Problem with Wealth

“All money is essentially about trust, and once this trust is shaken there are repercussions.”  Can you guess who said it? You won’t, in all probability.  That’s from an article written by Jayati Ghosh in the latest issue of the … Continue reading

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The Economic Tunnel

  And this is the joke. There are three men on a train. One of them is an economist and one of them is a logician and one of them is a mathematician.  And they have just crossed the border … Continue reading

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Endosulfan – poisoned progress?

  Yesterday [25 April] Kerala witnessed a large scale protest that cut across political parties of various hues.  It was a protest against the use of a pesticide called Endosulfan.  Endosulfan is one of the cheapest pesticides used in horticulture … Continue reading

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Slums in Capitalist Utopia

One out of every two Mumbaikars is a slum dweller, according to the latest report of a research carried out jointly by the Brihanmumbai (Greater Mumbai) Municipal Corporation and the UNO.  Mumbai (Bombay) is the financial capital of India.  50 … Continue reading

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Needed an Alternative to Capitalism

  Socialism was tried in many countries in various forms and found to fail.  It failed more because of the assaults it could not withstand from capitalism than because of its conceptual non-sustainability.  Socialism is more broad-based in outlook than … Continue reading

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