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The New Wealth of Nations by LSE India Observatory

At this event, Surjit Bhalla will be discussing from his recent book The New Wealth of Nations. He argues that today, over 70 per cent of the world’s middle class reside in the erstwhile poor countries; world income inequality is...

Smart Policies for Redistribution

India can, and must, reform its welfare system for a transforming India – more efficient redistribution is desirable for both ethical, and political, reasons.

The New Wealth of Nations

The very large increase in college graduates in the non-Western world, the growing educational achievements of women, and the radical change in gender roles is critical to the understanding of current-day mega-trends. Indeed, this unprecedented development—which creates competition globally and...

Hungry for publicity

Surveys on hunger suggest that like poverty, it is more a relative, than absolute, concept. The best policy to increase nutrition is via sanitation and clean water.

Data vs gossip: Who should win?

The incomes of the poorest are rising at a faster pace than any time since January 2015. That could be the reason for Modi winning elections and why the growth slowdown will soon reverse.

Just why are farmers rioting?

It is politics that best explains the phenomena of farmer riots amidst growing prosperity.

Taxing your way to popularity

The finance minister can cut everyone’s tax burden, even pay the poor, and be revenue neutral by cutting sops

Financing basic income for the bottom 50 per cent

A political and economic masterstroke would be for the Union budget to contain a basic income scheme for the bottom 50 percent — the poor and lower middle class

Deliver us from ideologues

Conservative intellectual rightness is no different from classic liberal thought, a definition that excludes the Left intellectuals, but includes the Right liberals

Food, Hunger, and Nutrition in India: A Case of Redistributive Failure

Submitted to the Brookings Institution’s Ending Rural Hunger Project