A nation's prosperity eventually depends on its policies. The policies that obtain, in turn, depend on the objectives of the policymakers. Who these policymakers are is usually determined by the collective -- through some democratic process but regardless of the details, the policymakers are ultimately chosen by consensus. No nation can be governed, dictatorially or … Continue reading Shri Narendra Modi’s Address at the BJP National Council Meeting in Delhi
I had posted this piece to Niti Central exactly a month ago. Now it is time to put it here. Still reads ok, I think. The Modi Juggernaut is on the Move Previously published on Niti Central on Nov 5th. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word juggernaut as “something (such as a force, campaign, or … Continue reading The Modi Juggernaut is on the Move
Shantanu Bhagwat has a post at his Reclaiming India blog at The Times of India website in which he states that Indians must not stand as neutral observers in the upcoming general elections because the UPA is "an existential threat to India" and therefore it must go. At the start of the post Shantanu recalls … Continue reading Shantanu Bhagwat: “On Narendra Modi and the hottest place in hell”
Political parties are like firms in the marketplace. The same principles that drive the behavior of firms drive the behavior of political parties. They collude if they can, and gain from their collusion at the expense of the consumers. Here I will outline my conjecture about the two major national political parties in India. If … Continue reading Market Structure, Political Parties and Collusion
The power of having truth on your side is Narendra Modi's biggest weapon against the barrage of pseud-secular bullshit that he has to routinely face from journalists. A few days ago I had posted one example of Modi's devastating reply to one such journalist (see "Imported Leaders and Imported Laws") and this is another example … Continue reading Narendra Modi shreds Pseudo-secular Journalist Rahul Kanwal
Greetings from San Jose, CA. I am back and ready to get cracking. I have not been writing much of late (how's that for an understatement) but the little grey cells have been busy. My colleague Rajesh Jain asked me to write an opinion piece on the Wharton India Economic Forum fiasco and I said, … Continue reading Modi Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
The contrast between Narendra Modi and Manmohan Singh is stark and blindingly obvious.