Allow FDI, in Retail Too!

Allow FDI, in Retail Too!

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2017 | No Comments

The inclination of the Modi government is to open India for foreign investment. It is undeniable that Modi has done a masterful job in selling India, abroad. He has rightfully invited one and all to invest in

Should Gambling be Illegal?

Should Gambling be Illegal?

Posted by: on Oct 4, 2017 | No Comments

Gambling is an addiction and governments should deem casinos illegal. While many believe in this statement, it is demeaning and ridiculous on so many levels.

Currency Ban, Beef Ban, Alcohol Ban. Doing Business in the Current Indian Environment

Currency Ban, Beef Ban, Alcohol Ban. Doing Business in the Current Indian Environment

Posted by: on Jun 5, 2017 | One Comment

“Ban” seems to be the buzzword in India right now. One would have imagined a widespread uproar against the recent initiatives being taken. After all, Indians are fiercely free willed. On the contrary, the sentiment

The Road to Serfdom is Paved with Good Intentions

The Road to Serfdom is Paved with Good Intentions

Posted by: on Nov 7, 2016 | No Comments

The Road to Serfdom is a singularly influential book published in 1944. The book was written by the Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek and is probably the single most popular book on economic theory to be read and known, thanks to the Reader’s

Landmark GST Bill Opens India to a Common Market System

Landmark GST Bill Opens India to a Common Market System

Posted by: on Aug 20, 2016 | No Comments

Somewhere along the path of errors comes a cumulative benefit. India has passed the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Indian Parliament voted 197 in favour of this bill with none against in the Rajya Sabaha. This bill is being hailed as a landmark tax reform and the biggest since Independence. Under the new bill, the existing system of Value Added Tax (VAT)

Sharad Joshi: An Economist Who Worked for India’s Farmers

Sharad Joshi: An Economist Who Worked for India’s Farmers

Posted by: on Jan 31, 2016 | No Comments

Exiting 2015, India lost one of her free market champions, Sharad Anantarao Joshi. At a time when farmer suicides are becoming rampant across the nation, someone like Joshi, with his ideas for agriculture, will be sorely missed. Many have called

What Lies in Store for the Indian Economy?

What Lies in Store for the Indian Economy?

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2016 | No Comments

In an interview with Indian Express, in November 2015, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The biggest strength of India and the silver lining is its resilience. Our systematic firewalls have to be such that the ability to resist the

Free Market Advocacy Think Tanks in India

Free Market Advocacy Think Tanks in India

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2015 | No Comments

Free market thinkers could be largely categorized into three distinct types – Anarchists, Minarchists and Minimaxes, representing varying degrees of government control. The Anarchists, as evident from the name, believe in zero intervention

What does the Free Market Economist Arvind Panagariya Plan for India?

What does the Free Market Economist Arvind Panagariya Plan for India?

Posted by: on Mar 26, 2015 | No Comments

According to an article in The Hindu, published on January 13, 2015, Arvind Panagariya became the first Vice-Chairman of the Niti Aayog.

Raghuram Rajan: Backing India’s Dream to Reach for the Stars

Raghuram Rajan: Backing India’s Dream to Reach for the Stars

Posted by: on Mar 23, 2015 | No Comments

According to a report in CNN IBNLive, published on January 13, 2015, Raghuram Rajan the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI),