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Opening Up For Democracy

cited Barry R. Weingastvia Tribune
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

There is a plethora of studies attempting to explain the social order.

In the News

China Hopes ‘Narendra’ Rhymes With ‘Surrender’

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 25, 2020
What are the costs of kowtowing to China? India faces this question afresh after clashes on its disputed Himalayan boundary last week took the lives of 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese troops.
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Deconstructing Neoliberalism III: Why Neoliberalism Calls For A Rethink

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In this third part, focus is on the impact of neoliberalism: slowdown in growth, rise in inequality, frequent economic crises, and much more. It also looks at some of the corrective measures.

Analysis and Commentary

Tackling Corona In India: Why The Sledgehammer Approach Is Doomed To Fail

by Bibek Debroy, Bjorn Lomborgvia The Times of India
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The corona challenge will likely be with us for a year or more, until we find a cure or a vaccine and it may strike again, after remaining dormant for a while. Thus, it is more urgent than ever to find policy responses that can be sustained and don’t end up leaving India worse off overall.

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Mackinder’s Return

by Matt Trevithick via The Caravan
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Halford Mackinder began his sketch on a spare map in 1904 by putting his pencil down on a point near the seas north of Russias St. Petersburg, by the Kanin Peninsula. From there, he laid down a southward graphite trail, bending west to incorporate Moscow, then heading south once more, threading between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea until he stopped barely above the Persian Gulf. 

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National Coordination Needed To Reopen, Says Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan explains how unlocking India would be as big a challenge as locking it down was. 

Analysis and Commentary

‘Indian Sun’ Review: The Virtuoso Becomes A Celebrity

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 29, 2020

If Mahatma Gandhi is unarguably the Indian most famed in the world in the past 100 years, there can be little doubt that the musician Ravi Shankar is next in the pecking order of renown. Unlike the celibate Mahatma, however—whose idea of pleasure was a mouthful of goat’s milk—the sitar maestro was a charismatic sensualist whose girlfriends “numbered 186 in all.”


Kiron Skinner: Will Trump Be Able To Bring Us Troops Home From Afghanistan By Election Day?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses whether the US should be able to leave Afghanistan under a reasonable timeline.


Raghuram Rajan: Covid-19 Will Be A 'Crushing Blow' For Emerging Markets

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia BBC
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the world post-COVID-19 and notes that many developing countries will struggle to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

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Rate Cut No Panacea For Virus-Hit India

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Asia Times
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Reserve Bank of India cuts key lending rate to record low of 4% as pandemic squeezes economy.