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  • 20-Aug-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    The short and the long of it

    How many stories should make up a collection?

  • 17-Aug-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    A different fundamentalism

    Our Constitution has been reformed 104 times in just 70 years

  • 09-Aug-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Needed: A 370 type job on the economy

    What PM Modi must now do with the economy - move the government out of the way in the same spirit as he moved Article 370 out of Kashmir's way

  • 07-Aug-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Jammu & Kashmir and Article 370: Gordian knots have been cut, not untied

    Home Minister Amit Shah used a provision of Article 370 which gave Kashmir a special status to demolish that special status. So, some are crying foul on being constitutionally Mankaded

  • 03-Aug-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Who will be BJP's Mahalanobis?

    P C Mahalanobis was the econometrician-economist who guided Jawaharlal Nehru's economic thinking

  • 01-Aug-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Don't overtax and overspend: How Modi govt can avoid cooking its own goose

    The govt must understand that if you spend more than you earn, you will end up bankrupt one day

  • 23-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa Raghavan

    BJP's obstinate critic

    Book review of Relentless: An Autobiography

  • 22-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    The case for balanced budgets

    Govt must fix a hard budget constraint, not via some mythical number such as a percentage of GDP but via an absolute number that balances the budget, writes TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan

  • 20-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Defection: A Ricardian view

    Views have tended to differ on this, which is why we get two broad types of parties: Left and Right

  • 18-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    No, private sector banks were not blameless; nationalisation was inevitable

    Bank nationalisation was not driven by leftist ideology but by a sense of drift in the country and by banks dragging their feet on serving rural areas

  • 16-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Short shots

    Principal economic adviser to the finance ministry, Sanjeev Sanyal has written a book of short stories, Life Over Two Beers. He is one of the rare economists who writes

  • 12-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    BJP: An incomplete party

    The BJP has surmounted many political and social problems, says the author

  • 04-Jul-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Gosh! So many Tamil FMs: History repeats itself, again

    Like Nirmala Sitharaman, India's first finance minister, R K Shanmukham Chetty, was from Tamil Nadu. And so were T T Krishnamachari, C Subramaniam, R Venkataraman and P Chidambaram

  • 26-Jun-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Viral Acharya's RBI exit marks end of an unsuccessful UPA-era experiment

    The import of academics without any government experience at top Indian institutions was based on the belief that a mere knowledge of academic economics would be enough to serve in government

  • 22-Jun-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Politically liberal, economically illiberal

    The irony is that the very liberals who are now lamenting the passing of Nehruvian political values and ideals are also demanding the dismantling of his rare economic liberalism

  • 18-Jun-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Animal lovers

    Under the new dispensation, animals have acquired a new halo - we are being asked to do things vis-a-vis animals for political reasons as well

  • 08-Jun-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Modi, Sitharaman, Keynes and Fisher

    The new finance minister can look at the sky and wait - or do something completely new to put the wind back into the sails of the economy. The question is what

  • 31-May-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Modiji, ab ki baar, suit-boot ki Sarkar

    Now Mr Modi has delivered a handsome win for the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the unchallenged political leader of India

  • 28-May-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Salty nuts of Empire

    Salt taxes started during Chandragupta Maurya's time. The thing is, says Roy Moxham, no one protested until the avaricious criminals of the East India Company raised the rate a hundred-fold

  • 11-May-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    What the next government must do

    The question now is whether the anti-BJP and anti-Congress mood has gained more momentum

  • 04-May-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Why the government must sell urban land

    The time has come for the finance ministry and the RBI governor to sit down and work out a new way of 'additional resource mobilisation'

  • 03-May-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    The misallocated economists of India

    The overall problem is that India has far too many macroeconomists and too few microeconomists

  • 27-Apr-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Opposition v BJP/RSS v Modi

    Whether Mr Modi is emerging as a latter-day Indira Gandhi - that "me, me, me" thing - is a good thing or bad thing can be left for political scientists

  • 19-Apr-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    The economics of aviation and the question of optimal competition

    If we want to avoid a return to public sector transport monopolies, we must decide on the size of the oligopolies in the sector

  • 18-Apr-2019 | T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

    Lok Sabha polls 2019: 3 key imports so far, and the median voter theorem

    One of the reasons why predicting the outcome of this election is so hard is that neither the BJP's nationalism and religion nor the Congress' income support and secularism are going to cut much ice