Category Archives: Economics

Freedom.

“Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high, 
where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving … Continue reading

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Healthcare – A Right Or A Privilege?

This Friday’s 2 on 1 blog post’s topic has been chosen by Shackman. I am sure that the recent spurt of anti Obama Care developments in the USA must have weighed heavily on his mind when he chose the topic. … Continue reading

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Could Communism Work Today?

There is a remarkable answer to this question by a responder in Quora. I find it quite logical except that the idealists of the communist movement overestimated the human factor. If human beings behaved as they morally ought to, perhaps … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect.

Please click on the following image to get a larger resolution. Saudi Arabia allows women to drive! Made sensational headlines in many parts of the world. The decision was called a major milestone for the country! Women rejoiced as did … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost Of Being Humans.

Young Pravin who studied Opportunity Cost just a few years ago has once again bowled a googly or for my American readers, pitched a curve ball! I suspect that he has done that because he has read something from a … Continue reading

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Reverse Colonisation.

Looney in his comments on my post Salisbury Park, asked: “Has the policy changed? (I see a lot of resources flowing from India into my neighborhood!)” Reverse colonisation has indeed taken place but not the way Looney has suggested. Let … Continue reading

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Marginal Utility.

It has been a couple or more decades since I had to deal with this old chestnut. It is difficult to remember constantly that Pravin is very much younger and is quite capable of challenging my memory with such ideas … Continue reading

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Consumerism.

1. Organised-efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to help protect consumers from policies and practices that infringe consumer rights to fair business practices. Consumer protection in India is very strong for those who are willing to take the pains to … Continue reading

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What Would You Do In The Long Term?

Die. Yes, Pravin, you read me right. I would die in the long term. I just could not resist the temptation to come up with that opening. Pravin who suggested this week’s LBC topic takes life and himself too seriously. … Continue reading

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India’s Demonetisation.

India demonetised its high value currency notes on the stroke of midnight 8/9th November. I am in favour of this decision which will have long reaching impact despite short term inconveniences. I had gone out for a long drive on … Continue reading

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