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By Dr D. Dhanuraj* ** Allotment of new batches to the high schools to upgrade them to higher secondary schools is the latest controversy surrounding the education sector in Kerala. Since its beginning since...
Posted: September 11, 2014, 12:21 pm
On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, allow me to share the story of Head Sir (as he is fondly called by his students, past and present), founder-principal of a low-fee private school in a remote town of Bihar, and his ordeal while trying to get government recognition for his school. Head Sir started out as […]
Posted: September 5, 2014, 7:47 am
News writeup on Kochi Roads with inputs from CPPR. Deshabhimani, September 4th, 2014
Posted: September 4, 2014, 10:36 am
“It is not your fault consumers!”- Understanding Kerala state’s historical mismanagement of the liquor market.
* Rahul V. Kumar The liquor policy of the government of Kerala announced last week, takes into account the dramatic rise in consumption in the state. However, it smacks trouble for the years to...
Posted: August 26, 2014, 1:03 pm
Now that I (as many of you) have enjoyed the World Cup 2014, allow me to register my protest on behalf of Brazilian taxpayers against this wanton public expenditure. What a colossal waste! Governments around the world organise and host national and international sports events. Governments also support sportspersons representing their respective jurisdictions, by paying […]
Posted: August 14, 2014, 10:37 am
Tom Palmer was at CCS on 22 July to discuss market-based solutions to public policy. He began his talk with an interesting distinction between the ‘government’ and the ‘state’ and went on to discuss the need for a market economy. State: In his talk, Tom highlighted the common mistake that anthropologists make, in studying mountain […]
Posted: August 2, 2014, 10:45 am
From my experience of Indian railways I suggest that they find someone who has bought a ticket, and give him a prize. – James Cameron in The Guardian, 21 June 1983 Image courtesy: Blogateur It was announced last week that Indian Railways (IR) is going to increase passenger fare by 14.2 percent and freight charges by 6.5 […]
Posted: June 26, 2014, 8:06 am
According to a news story published in the Times of India yesterday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has instructed states to delist fruits and vegetables from the agriculture produce marketing committees to control food inflation. This advisory from the central government issued to states, and immediately adopted by the Delhi government, is a welcome move and […]
Posted: June 20, 2014, 11:41 am
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” - Adam Smith (June 5, 1723-July 17, 1790) Father of Modern Economics Today is 291st birth anniversary of Adam Smith. I was first introduced to this statement as attributed […]
Posted: June 5, 2014, 6:06 am
In his answer to the question, “What is Law?”, French economist, statesman and author Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) in his pamphlet The Law (1850) wrote, “The law is the organisation of the natural right of lawful defense. It is the substitution of a common force for individual forces. And this common force is to do only […]
Posted: June 2, 2014, 10:37 am