Bharat Jhunjhunwala

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Direct cash transfers, boost in tech spending are what we currently need,  says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Direct cash transfers, boost in tech spending are what we currently need, says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The Finance Minister should increase the budget allocations for science and communications and for providing direct cash transfers to all...Read More

The challenge is to find a path between globalisation and protectionism, says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The challenge is to find a path between globalisation and protectionism, says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The choice before the Finance Minister is this: Will we ask Indian consumers to buy expensive domestic goods with jobs; or cheap foreign ...Read More

Systemic corruption can be checked only if Govt acts from the top and public, at the grassroots, says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Systemic corruption can be checked only if Govt acts from the top and public, at the grassroots, says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Five years ago, this writer had expressed concerns that the black market economy would increase after the implementation of the Goods and...Read More

Viewpoint: The road taken will make
all the difference

Viewpoint: The road taken will make all the difference

The Govt can either persuade 127 crore people to accept their distress without demur or make direct cash transfers for their basic needs

Foraging farther to feed consumption, we've unleashed another monster - Covid

Foraging farther to feed consumption, we've unleashed another monster - Covid

The principle of utility needs to be revisited not just because of the pandemic but because it does not lead to welfare

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Needed: A new avatar of protectionism

Negative indicators give us a reason to re-examine the way forward

Revving up the electronics industry

Revving up the electronics industry

The govt scheme to provide 50-75 % capital subsidy for investments in new manufacturing facilities is not going to work

Redirect expenditure towards preventive health care

Redirect expenditure towards preventive health care

Encouragement of MNCs, which supply drugs and medical devices, lies at the root of lopsided allocation of funds

Living with the Gangetic floods

Living with the Gangetic floods

Major floods every five to ten years are a way of the river to restore capacity, Dams and barrages put the spanner in the works.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, 
who is friend, who is foe?

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, who is friend, who is foe?

The challenge before India is to secure a share of global income in proportion to our population. We have to examine whether this will be...Read More

Monetary policy vs fiscal policy: Why the printing of notes is favoured

Monetary policy vs fiscal policy: Why the printing of notes is favoured

A keen look at different approaches to economic policy that either accrue immediate benefits, or in the future — as we are today — of the...Read More

Democracy doesn’t serve a developing nation

Democracy doesn’t serve a developing nation

Espousal of democracy by the West is predicated on the exploitation of others

Migrant workers digging a pond under the MGNREGA scheme in their home state

Return of migrants is in everyone’s interest

Time is short to repair the imminent permanent damage to the economies of host states

Not loans; market demand will pull MSMEs out of quicksand

Not loans; market demand will pull MSMEs out of quicksand

In absence of true increased income, borrowings are additional burden on the MSMEs.

Facing the ascendancy of China

Facing the ascendancy of China

China being the only country with a sizable financial surplus and in a position to supply goods, aversion to it over the coronavirus is u...Read More

Rebounding from corona — the Chinese way

Rebounding from corona — the Chinese way

No wonder, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said that China will escape the looming recession of the w...Read More

Limitations to AAP's Delhi governance model

Limitations to AAP's Delhi governance model

Person-based model of governance necessitates vigorous audits and evaluations.

Telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Jio at the mercy of the Government?

Telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Jio at the mercy of the Government?

Vodafone-Idea, Airtel bankruptcy can be prevented by rewriting spectrum charge agreement

Coronavirus: Fallout of unbridled global economic integration

Coronavirus: Fallout of unbridled global economic integration

The coronavirus has led to a shutdown of the Chinese economy. Airbus has suspended the production of airplanes and Foxconn, which makes m...Read More

Coronavirus: Perils of global economic integration

Coronavirus: Perils of global economic integration

The coronavirus has led to a shutdown of the Chinese economy. Airbus has suspended the production of airplanes and Foxconn, which makes m...Read More

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