The economics of electoral promises

India needs a debate as to what percentage of general government revenue can be used for subsidies and cash transfers


An electoral official demonstrates the functioning of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during a training programme,in Patna

What political parties offer to persuade voters changes with time. So, if the promise of 24/7 power helped in the past, now it’s free power to all. Free power up
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