December 04, 2020
Pranab Bardhan

Pranab Bardhan

  • The Plutocrats And Their Angry Sheep
    The Plutocrats And Their Angry Sheep

    Global traits of the populist Right suggest how liberals can take it on

  • Bhagwat And Bhagwati
    Bhagwat And Bhagwati

    The BJP and its dual track policy of business-friendly majoritarianism

  • 'The New Government Is Not Committed To The NREGA'
    'The New Government Is Not Committed To The NREGA'

    28 leading economists write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 'express deep concern about the future of...

  • Hear That Hollow In The Drumbeat?
    Hear That Hollow In The Drumbeat?

    The Modi hype is relentless. But some of our institutions of democracy are still fragile for us to risk a...

  • Rich Economy, Poor Management
    Rich Economy, Poor Management

    Don’t blame globalization for inequality – but rather policies hijacked by a few

  • A Plague On All Houses
    A Plague On All Houses

    Dysfunctional governments in China, India and the US trigger dangerous populism and inequality, threatening...

  • The Money Is Manacled
    The Money Is Manacled

    All physical, social and political coordinates assail capitalism in India

  • A Pail Of Piety Against An Augean Stable
    A Pail Of Piety Against An Augean Stable

    There are structural aspects to a problem as complex as corruption. These cannot be tackled through...

  • Corruption Inc.
    Corruption Inc.

    The sound and fury around the recent scandals will serve some purpose if they strengthen the resolve for...

  • Awakening Giants, Feet Of Clay?
    Awakening Giants, Feet Of Clay?

    The achievements of India and China are significant, but one should not underestimate their structural...

  • Comrade Capitalists
    Comrade Capitalists

    The dramatic recent history of China, including the historic irony of the development of today’s arguably...

  • Chastened Capitalism Here To Stay
    Chastened Capitalism Here To Stay

    Over more than a century, capitalism, with all its inequity, instability and immorality, has shown a...

  • The Virulence Of Nationalism
    The Virulence Of Nationalism

    Many Indians may be repulsed by Chinese violence against Tibetans, but majoritarian violence against ethnic...

  • Blaming Globalisation
    Blaming Globalisation

    A report from the Asian Development Bank states that economic inequality in Asia now nears the levels of...

  • Friedman, Free Market & Freedom
    Friedman, Free Market & Freedom

    The free market is the only mechanism that has ever been discovered for achieving participatory democracy. So...

  • One Size Does Not Suit All
    One Size Does Not Suit All

    A little over a decade ago the American model of capitalism was triumphant: Liberalize and privatize. Today...

  • Why Is Reform Unpopular?
    Why Is Reform Unpopular?

    It is not just the lingering nostalgia for old-style Fabian socialism that the financial press likes to...

  • Super Poor Superpowers?
    Super Poor Superpowers?

    The hype about the Indian economy seems patently premature, and the risks on the horizon for the Chinese...

  • Stereotypes And Caricatures
    Stereotypes And Caricatures

    Each side tends to ignore that the other side contains many thoughtful people who are trying to find ways in...

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