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India | Education Policy | OpinionCentral | We need For-Profit schools and the government to get out of the provision of education

We need For-Profit schools and the government to get out of the provision of...

Mihir Sharma wrote in Bloomberg on 15 November 2017 that “Indians’ skills don’t match up. Consider the “Make in India” program. With its...
The dismal state of India’s infrastructure and what can be done about it

The dismal state of India’s infrastructure and what can be done about it

Everyone knows that India’s infrastructure is run down and broken. Virtually nothing exists, or if it exists, it is of a quality that’s below...
Redistribution is nothing less than a crime

Redistribution is nothing less than a crime

Everyone is entitled to distribute their wealth to others voluntarily, if they so wish. But there is no basis for anyone (leave alone a...
What are rights and why is a “right to food” not a right?

What are rights and why is a “right to food” not a right?

Liberty may be a “natural right” in theory but it can only be realized only within an organise state which is capable of preventing...
Why have “good people” failed to fix India’s problems?

Why have “good people” failed to fix India’s problems?

Policies must be judged by their outcomes rather than the intentions of its advocates. Most “good” people avoid economic analysis and arrogate to themselves the...
A personal Open Letter to Narendra Modi – no, the cow is not my mother

A personal Open Letter to Narendra Modi – no, the cow is not my...

By virtue of your good deeds and bad deeds the people of India have elected you as their Prime Minister for five years. I congratulate...
India’s liberal party needs a narrative to break the stranglehold of socialism

India’s liberal party needs a narrative to break the stranglehold of socialism

The only reason the world has progressed since feudal times is due to liberalism and the ideas of freedom. It is the only narrative that...
India' fall on international freedom ranking under modi regime

India’s precipitous fall on international freedom ranking under Modi’s regime

India has always been one of the most unfree nations in the world, but it was slowly moving back towards the world average. However, in...
Our Westminster model is good but we need to fix its incentives

Our Westminster model is good but we need to fix its incentives

A range of electoral systems can provide democratic representation. These include Westminster proportional or first-past-the-post (FPTP) system, and the presidential system. India’s follows the...
OpinionCentral - Can India ever become clean?

Can India ever become clean?

Indians had faith that the Modi government would clean up India, that the Swachh Bharat campaign would work. But more than two years after the...

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