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  • The US culture wars

    30-10-2018 23:00:00

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

  • Cyberwars

    25-09-2018 23:30:00

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

  • Polytheism vs monotheism

    29-08-2018 23:17:00

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

  • On spooks

    25-07-2018 05:58:00

    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

  • Is Trump killing the liberal world order?

    27-06-2018 05:56:00

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

  • Guard against neo-mercantilism

    30-05-2018 05:55:00

    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

  • Budget private schools

    25-04-2018 05:59:00

    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

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

    28-03-2018 05:58:00

    Beijing is creating debt traps to turn countries into vassal states

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

    28-02-2018 06:02:00

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

  • Climate change redux

    31-01-2018 05:18:00

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

  • Cash and monetary policy

    26-12-2017 22:43:00

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

  • Money mischief

    28-11-2017 22:44:00

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

  • The digital revolution - II: Crowds & machines

    24-10-2017 22:43:00

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

  • The digital revolution - I: Rise of platforms

    26-09-2017 22:43:00

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

  • The Age of Sentimentality

    29-08-2017 22:43:00

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