Links for 18th Jan, 2019

  1. India’s fiscal failures.
  2. A related link to the one above: new investments in India are worryingly low.
  3. India’s growing automobile market.
  4. Public transport, public transport, public transport. What does urban India need the most? Did I mention public transport?
  5. On Mumbai’s public transport tomorrow.

Links for 17th Jan, 2019

  1. How should Ivy Leagues teach students about microeconomics? By holding up a mirror.
  2. Stalin and Xi.
  3. Salil Tripathi on Bangladesh and its political process.
  4. M. Night Shyamalan on comebacks.
  5. China, Pakistan, BRI… and an unsurprising twist.

Links for 16th Jan, 2019

  1. How this all happened, via Sundaresh Sankaran.
  2. A different take on farm loan waivers (and their being ill-targeted, at best)
  3. Scalability, effectiveness and consistency.
  4. Growth, at all costs. But growth there is.
  5. About 3 cents. That’s what your information is worth online.

Links for 15th Jan, 2019

  1. Dan Wang‘s annual letter.
  2. A fascinating list, throughout.
  3. Paul Krugman is most displeased.
  4. Evidence from India’s demonetization.
  5. Some welcome news about democracy – hopefully.

Links for 14th Jan, 2019

  1. Urbanization: the potential pitfalls.
  2. Old but gold. I chanced upon this while reading up on Kader Khan. (I’ll say it again: used properly, Twitter is gold)
  3. How many jobs does India need? (Who knows?)
  4. Sentence of the year, already.
    “References to George Orwell’s novel “1984” are also forbidden.”
  5. Further reading on the Chinese slowdown.

Links for 13th Jan, 2019

  1. Walking across Antarctica.
  2. China, the BRI and the dollar.
  3. Nouriel Roubini on President Trump and thee American economy.
  4. Kicking the Euro can down the road.
  5. Econ 101.

Links for 12th Jan, 2019

  1. Charles Dickens on poverty.
  2. In line with the Macaulay piece a couple of days ago.
  3. Analyzing the China slowdown.
  4. Longer horizons make more sense.
  5. The fight against malaria is not going well.