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Universal Basic Income Scheme
Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

UBI sounds like begging: Laureate

Giving cash handouts directly to citizens to address the economic pain is being advocated by many economists and public policy experts, including former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. Yunus compared th...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Universal basic income is hardly a new idea

Last September I cited Piketty and Chancel’s figures showing the shocking rise of economic inequality in India, and suggested that the most effective way of dealing with its consequences would be to...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 09.04.19

Universal basic income unites Left and Right

The concept of a universal basic income is now being debated seriously in the country, possibly escalated by the Economic Survey of 2017. Some believe that the idea of a specified ‘basic income’ f...
By Atanu Biswas and Abhinandan Sinha in

India  /  Published 28.01.19

Arvind sees crucible of exciting experimentation

If you are going to quibble about concepts such as universal basic income, it may be time to bone up on abbreviations like “QUBRI”.On Monday, Arvind Subramanian, the former chief economic adviser ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.19

Sikkim's universal basic income experiment

The Sikkim Democratic Front has announced in its election manifesto that it will implement a Universal Basic Income scheme in the state if it returns to power in 2019. The much debated UBI will then c...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.19

Arguments flow freely, audience learns a lesson

The great Indian argumentative tradition was in full bloom in Rabindranath Tagore’s seat on Sunday evening, with two acclaimed economists arguing their cases with precise logic in front of a packed ...
By Devadeep Purohit and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.19

The pitfalls of a cash income support scheme

With Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of the Congress’s “historic decision” to adopt an income guarantee scheme, the idea of a universal basic income, mooted in the Economic Survey two years ago, h...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.20

Heaven and hell

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The coronavirus crisis seems to be encouraging belief in radical change. An astonishing 71 per cent of Europeans are now in favour of introducing a universal basic inco...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

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 in


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