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Deepak Lal

Reflections on the pandemic

We need a national survey of the incidence of coronavirus by testing a representative sample of population, not lockdowns

Reflections on the pandemic
Updated On : 25 Mar 2020 | 12:06 AM IST

Towards a new 'road to serfdom'?

The classical liberal order is under threat from 'woke' progressives

Towards a new 'road to serfdom'?
Updated On : 31 Jan 2020 | 12:33 AM IST

Ayodhya, polytheism and the rule of law

Why Solomon would have been proud of the Supreme Court judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case

Ayodhya, polytheism and the rule of law
Updated On : 08 Jan 2020 | 9:35 PM IST

A Brexit nervous breakdown

The fabric of Britain's unwritten constitution has been dangerously damaged by partisan passions over Brexit

A Brexit nervous breakdown
Updated On : 30 Oct 2019 | 12:52 AM IST

China's Hong Kong conundrum

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

China's Hong Kong conundrum
Updated On : 26 Jun 2019 | 2:01 AM IST

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

The disuniting of  the United States?
Updated On : 26 Mar 2019 | 11:34 PM IST

Migration and miscegenation

The ancient history of India's population

Migration and miscegenation
Updated On : 30 Jan 2019 | 12:16 AM IST


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

Updated On : 25 Sep 2018 | 11:57 PM IST

The Age of Sentimentality

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

The Age of Sentimentality
Updated On : 29 Aug 2017 | 11:24 PM IST

Deepak Lal: On progress

Markets cheered shock of Brexit expecting a return of the true progressives of classical liberalism

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Updated On : 28 Dec 2016 | 12:25 AM IST

Deepak Lal: On populism

It is doubtful if India will become a populist autocracy. But it depends on judiciary not caving in as it did during Emergency

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Updated On : 29 Nov 2016 | 10:43 PM IST

Deepak Lal: Money mischief

Presumed decline in Wicksell's natural rate of interest is because of the asymmetric monetary policy followed by advanced economies

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Updated On : 27 Oct 2016 | 2:00 PM IST

Deepak Lal: China's debt-fuelled infra model

With stagnant growth and a poor, aging population, Deng Xiaoping's Chinese dream may been unravelling

Updated On : 27 Sep 2016 | 11:40 PM IST

Deepak Lal: Geopolitics of oil and the dollar

With the shale oil revolution and the end of the petrodollar, the US is set to hit its enemies where it hurts the most - in their pockets

Updated On : 30 Aug 2016 | 10:02 PM IST

Deepak Lal: Trade policy and Brexit

The UK must acknowledge that foreign trade is a positive-sum game, and the correct policy is a unilateral adoption of free trade

Updated On : 26 Jul 2016 | 11:00 PM IST

Deepak Lal: Why I voted Leave

Refusing to trust technocrats & experts, the British people have won back ancient liberties from the 'virtual' European empire

Updated On : 28 Jun 2016 | 10:10 PM IST

Deepak Lal: Sacred cows

On the economic origins of cow slaughter bans, and their questionable utility in modern India

Updated On : 24 May 2016 | 11:54 PM IST

Deepak Lal: Bring back DDT

Persistence of mosquito-borne diseases means that exterminating the carriers through pesticides has once again become urgent

Updated On : 26 Apr 2016 | 9:50 PM IST

Deepak Lal: The drama of communal violence

The persistence of large-scale riots is associated with electoral competition and mass political mobilisation

Updated On : 29 Dec 2015 | 9:50 PM IST

Deepak Lal: China's cloudy future - II

The Communist Party's rule in China is increasingly under pressure, and so its neighbours must be prepared for nationalist aggression

Updated On : 24 Nov 2015 | 10:15 PM IST