John Maynard Keynes
Opinion  /  Published 03.02.22

This year’s budget resisted populist pressures

Governance in the world of fiercely competitive politics involves difficult choices. Since politicians invariably — and quite understandably — have their eye on the next election, the gove...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.21

Farm protest challenges theoretical wisdom

Real life has a way of surprising theory. One of the most intensely discussed theoretical questions on the Left has been how to bring agricultural labourers and peasants, including well-to-do peasants...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.21

NMP puts more wealth into hands of wealthy

The Narendra Modi government has announced a plan of “asset monetisation” worth 6 lakh crore rupees. This is in addition to its proposed privatization of public sector assets. Asset moneti...
By Prabhat Patnaik

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.21

'Not on same page with Centre on economic views'

Noting that the West Bengal government has differences with the Centre on issues related to revival of the economy, state industry minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday said the TMC dispensation is l...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.21

Death and resurrection of Keynes

The world of economics silently celebrated the 75th death anniversary of Lord John Maynard Keynes on April 21, 2021. On this day, Keynes passed away in Tilton, Sussex in 1946. Keynes — born on J...
By Santanu Ghosh


Opinion  /  Published 30.09.20

Crushed spirits: Tale of lives and deaths foretold

The Keynesian notion of animal spirits conjures up the image of a dog sinking into a stupor of sorts when its master returns home unusually late. The ring of a doorbell is all that is needed to infuse...
By Dipankar Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

State of the economy: Beyond hiccups

An eminent economist observed recently in a national daily’s blog that in spite of the Indian economy’s periodic hiccups, there is no serious threat to the system. “[H]istory,” he asserts, “...
By Dipankar Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

What soaring stock indices do for the economy

The Sensex and the Nifty recorded massive single-day gains of 5.32 percentage points each on September 20 following a range of tax cut announcements by the government. It might be of interest to note ...
By Dipankar Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.20

V- day for true companions

Valentine’s Day is a day of hearts, love and chocolates, sponsored by corporate America. While it may be a commercialization of love, this is also a time when people can do good — for adorable dog...
By The Telegraph

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


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