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Larry Diamond Talks About Democracy In Decline Around The Globe On WNYC

interview with Larry Diamondvia WYNC
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about how the the early years of the 21st century might be viewed historically as the beginning of the decline of democracy itself. Through his research, Diamond has found that 27 countries experienced a breakdown in democracy between 2000 and 2015, while authoritarian governments have become increasingly emboldened and locked down. Democracy, Diamond notes, seems to have lost its appeal.

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Did We Help Raghuram Rajan?

quoting Kevin Warshvia Live Mint
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Experts ought to know how to disagree on policy matters in private and cheer and endorse policy decisions in public.

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A Skill Is Worth More Than A Degree On Paper

quoting Michael Spencevia Economic Times (India)
Friday, September 2, 2016

The value of something is shown by demand: 23 lakh candidates (including 2.22 lakh engineers and 255 PhD holders) applied for the 368 vacant peon posts in Uttar Pradesh recently. Some of this excess demand represents the above-market wages and job security of government jobs but most of it is just the unemployability of the educated. 

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Stronger IP Laws In India: Global Innovation Meet Organized

quoting Stephen Habervia Yahoo!
Thursday, September 1, 2016

A conference on 'Innovation for Shared Prosperity' was organized by Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition (JIRICO) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India. The two-day global forum focused on patents, standard setting and competition in the ICT sector.


Rajan On Cash Transfers And Corruption

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Raghu Rajan, who just announced he is stepping down as Governor of the Central Bank of India, gave a very interesting speech, that bears among other things on the question of social programs vs. cash transfers.

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Judging Judges By The Length Of Their Judgments Is A Bad Idea

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wire
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Law has to be made accessible to the lay person by keeping it short and simple.

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The U.S. And India: Buddies In The Same Foxhole

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia American Spectator
Friday, June 10, 2016

Strategic interests continue to draw the two closer.


Kori Schake On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Kori Schakevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses her article which was in The Atlantic “How To Manage A Rising Power—Or Two.” 


Modi And The Budding US-India Alliance

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The prime minister’s speech to Congress sent the strongest signal yet that a major new geopolitical partnership is afoot.

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From Nehru To Manmohan Singh, Five Indian PMs Who Addressed US Congress Before Narendra Modi

quoting George P. Shultzvia Indian Express
Friday, June 3, 2016

India was seen as close to the Soviet bloc, although it claimed non-alignment. With President Ronald Reagan, the differences were mainly around arming Pakistan. Rajiv’s visit was a huge hit; Secretary of State George P Shultz said it had “exceeded everything expected”.