Raghuram Rajan On Why Minimum Income Works, And The RSS' 'Threat To India'
with Raghuram Rajan via Money Control Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about why the economic system looks broken and how to fix it.
Snigdha Poonam and Samarth Bansal write: India is facing information wars of an unprecedented nature and scale. Indians are bombarded with fake news and divisive propaganda on a near-constant basis from a wide range of sources, from television news to global platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. But unlike in the United States, where the focus has been on foreign-backed misinformation campaigns shaping elections and public discourse, the fake news circulating here isn’t manufactured abroad. – The Atlantic
Harry I. Hannah writes: India in particular may be able to exploit the differing perspectives to position itself between the United States and China to maximize its strategic autonomy. New Delhi may seek to triangulate between the two competing hegemons, actively courting them to extract maximum benefit, and bolster its global influence in the process. Indeed, in some ways this strategy is already being employed. This reflects continuity with long-established Indian “non-alignment” preferences, but it will likely slow the burgeoning U.S.-India strategic relationship and frustrate any emerging détente between New Delhi and Beijing. – War on the Rocks
Lok Sabha polls 2019: Bharatiya Janata Party’s unsustainable Muslim bashing
Sadanand Dhume | Times of India
Truthiness and India’s elections
Sadanand Dhume | AEIdeas
The comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word “truthiness,” which the dictionary defines as “the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.” In India, “truthiness” appears to be the flavor of the day. It’s one reason why the Bharatiya Janata Party ought to be quietly confident about returning to power.
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