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Paanch Kahani - five Ramayana stories of central banking...

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has taken Ramayana really seriously. Last year this blog pointed, how the bank compared central bank to Lord Hanuman (to which this blog did not agree). 673 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

Ebola -- Fact vs Fiction

Ebola — Fact vs Fiction

By Shlomo Maital

As a would-be journalist, I’ve followed closely how the media report on the Ebola virus epidemic in Africa.   521 more words

Innovation Blog

Hong Kong’s protests | Chipping away

From the print edition, The Economist –  MORE than two weeks after failing to shift pro-democracy protesters with tear gas and pepper spray, police in Hong Kong have begun to step up pressure on the demonstrators to abandon their street barricades. 165 more words

Hong Kong

my rediff piece: 28 economists write letter to save #NREGA. Ignore them, @pmoindia: kill this idiotic scheme!

a significantly edited version of the following was published by rediff on 17 oct 2014 at http://www.rediff.com/business/column/why-it-is-time-to-scrap-nrega/20141017.htm?sc_cid=twshare

they edited out the details of the two older letters i referred to (‘witzel letter’ and ‘binayak letter’) but the rest of it, an analysis of NREGA, is intact. 2,273 more words


Coal industry and corruption cases are not limited to India..

Nice piece by Marina Lou of Greenpeace International.

She says how coal industry worldwide is rife in corruption:

Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, one of the founders of OPEC, … 438 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

Economics of Parenting...linking inequality with parenting styles

Pikeetymania all over… Inequality is being linked to all kinds of things and this time on parenting styles.

This this post, Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti connect the two things.   853 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

Janet Yellen Visits Us Today

We are excited to have Janet Yellen at the Boston Fed today, an outstanding economist and the first woman to serve as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. 144 more words