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  • 31-Jul-2019 | Deepak Lal

    The misuse of language and Brexit

    Two words 'populist' and 'illiberal' are being used by those enraged by the words and actions of Trump and Brexiteers

  • 26-Jun-2019 | Deepak Lal

    China's Hong Kong conundrum

    As during the Tiananmen protests, China is once again faced with a choice between repression and liberalisation

  • 28-May-2019 | Deepak Lal

    Reflections on Indian democracy

    The claim that Modi's victory will create a populist authoritarian regime is maladroit

  • 24-Apr-2019 | Deepak Lal

    Do-it-yourself and nirvana economics

    Revisiting the academic contributions of P D Henderson and H Demsetz

  • 26-Mar-2019 | Deepak Lal

    The disuniting of the United States?

    There is a deep ideological economic divide between Democrats and Republicans for the first time since the Great Depression

  • 30-Jan-2019 | Deepak Lal

    Migration and miscegenation

    The ancient history of India's population

  • 25-Dec-2018 | Deepak Lal

    The Brexit conundrum

    Instead of being deterred by a 'no deal' scenario, the UK should adopt a tit-for-tat strategy with the EU

  • 27-Nov-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Money matters

    Loss of growth momentum and jobs, induced by demonetisation, are the reasons for government's demands to raid RBI's reserves

  • 30-Oct-2018 | Deepak Lal

    The US culture wars

    The coming midterm elections matter because their outcome will affect the cosmological beliefs of much of the world

  • 25-Sep-2018 | Deepak Lal


    Just as physical borders are a symbol of sovereignty, so are the growing borders in cyberspace

  • 29-Aug-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Polytheism vs monotheism

    Secular Europe today faces the same form of extremism that the pagan Roman emperors faced in the early years of the Christian era

  • 25-Jul-2018 | Deepak Lal

    On spooks

    Whatever be the outcome of battle between Trump and 'deep state', there is an indisputable fact - the FBI is still haunted by the ghost of Hoover

  • 27-Jun-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Is Trump killing the liberal world order?

    The world doesn't have a true Liberal International Economic Order anymore, and Trump's actions should be judged accordingly

  • 30-May-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Guard against neo-mercantilism

    If the IMF cannot be persuaded to enforce the 'scarce' currency clause on China and Germany, unilateral trade actions by the US would be justified

  • 25-Apr-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Budget private schools

    India would do well to remember that for merit goods (education, health) there is only a case for govt financing but not for their production

  • 28-Mar-2018 | Deepak Lal

    China's Belt and Road Initiative is becoming a massive debt trap

    Beijing is creating debt traps to turn countries into vassal states

  • 28-Feb-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Trump tax and spending bills are a replay of Ronald Reagan fiscal stance

    To put the bill in perspective, it is important to note lineaments of an "ideal" tax system

  • 31-Jan-2018 | Deepak Lal

    Climate change redux

    India should turn away from the Paris accord as latest research shows particles from space, and not human activity, affect climate on Earth

  • 26-Dec-2017 | Deepak Lal

    Cash and monetary policy

    In a cashless economy, it would be difficult to distinguish electronic money from interest-bearing electronic bonds, and monetary policy would not be feasible

  • 28-Nov-2017 | Deepak Lal

    Money mischief

    Reforming labour markets would be a better use of Narendra Modi's political capital than justifying the note ban

  • 24-Oct-2017 | Deepak Lal

    The digital revolution - II: Crowds & machines

    While the digital revolution has provided many benefits, there are many threats as well, such as from the possible advent of killer robots

  • 26-Sep-2017 | Deepak Lal

    The digital revolution - I: Rise of platforms

    There must be a way to reverse the default position of giving personal information for services provided by both govts and companies

  • 29-Aug-2017 | Deepak Lal

    The Age of Sentimentality

    The spread of cult of sentimentality, which damaged West's morality, needs to be resisted in India

  • 25-Jul-2017 | Deepak Lal

    A Chinese world order?

    As China's leaders morph from Stalin to Hitler, US and other democracies must confront it

  • 27-Jun-2017 | Deepak Lal

    The decline of civility

    The effects of creating 'baiting crowds' on social media have diluted the parliamentary democracy