Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

Welfare measures and wealth creation

In the ‘post-truth’ world we live in, the pervasive use of arguments based on chicanery should not surprise us. One such argument goes as follows: a high level of wealth inequality no doubt underm...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.19

The lethal half-life of toxic ideologies

Even if you become interested in history at a young age, you tend to view it in simple terms: so and so won, so and so lost, this war ended precisely on this date, that rule began at precisely that mo...
By Ruchir Joshi

India  /  Published 12.03.19

Raghuram Rajan's alert on capitalism

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday warned that capitalism is under “serious threat” of a “revolt” as the economic and political system has stopped providing for the people, especial...
By PTI in London

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.19

Neo-liberalism seems to be at a dead end

The decision of the American president, Donald Trump, to remove several of India’s exports to the United States of America from the zero-tariff list has a significance much beyond questions like how...
By Prabhat Patnaik

India  /  Published 30.01.19

Four themes to drive Congress strategy

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday indicated that the Congress strategy for the Lok Sabha polls will be woven around four themes — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “failure” to deliver, a welfare state, ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


Books  /  Published 11.10.18

Since the Left turned to markets, nothing's right

This is a study of the non-communist or centre-Left in Europe, with an explanation connecting its decline and the rise of xenophobic right-wing populism as the major response to economic hard-Right ne...
By Kunal Chattopadhyay

Books  /  Published 22.11.18

Why caste continues to thrive in India

Although in the Constitution, the lawmakers outlawed untouchability, they could not overcome their own caste mind-set and skilfully consecrated caste, which, in fact, is the source of untouchability. ...
By Sebastian M. Michael

Travel  /  Published 12.01.19

In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh meets H&M

The morning sunlight pierces the windows of a glitzy skyscraper and falls on a colourful billboard featuring Uncle Ho — that’s how the people of Vietnam refer to the communist revolutionary leader...
By Sonia Sarkar

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.19

Time for prayer

Market economies have an innate tendency to make prices, output and employment fluctuate. Sometimes, the swings are minor and short-lived; at other times, they can take the form of a crisis affecting...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

Economy may wither

Market capitalism suffers from, what psychiatrists describe as, bipolar disorder. The affliction leads to alternate periods of elation and depression. This ailment can be controlled and managed by tre...
By Anup Sinha


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