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Amartya Sen: Granting basic income to all may lead to more privatisation

"People in a market-driven economy will spend more on private education and healthcare if their income is increased if the state grants them an amount as a minimum income,” Amartya Sen said.

'Losing ability to tolerate others is cause for concern': Amartya Sen backs Naseeruddin Shah

"We must protest against such attempts to disturb the actor... What has been happening (in the country) is objectionable. It should stop," Amartya Sen said.


Economic Graffiti: The anti-argumentative Indian

More disappointing than the attacks on Amartya Sen is that leaders in government have not countered the chant of abusive trolls.

Fact Check: Is the Economics Prize not a ‘real’ Nobel?

Although not a Nobel, it is recognised as the most prestigious award in the subject. It has been awarded 49 times since 1969, with Monday’s Prize the 50th.

Non-BJP forces must come together in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Amartya Sen

"I think democracy is in danger but we can rectify it. If we say democracy is under threat, we can be beaten up by some people," Amartya Sen said on the sidelines of an event.

Non-communal forces should ally for 2019 polls: Amartya Sen

Sharply criticising the BJP government at the Centre, Sen said a party having got "31 per cent votes and ill motives in politics" came to power in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.


‘Mobocracy’ to healthcare, Amartya Sen spars with NITI Aayog vice-chairman

Besides pointing to recent incidents of lynching and mob violence, Amartya Sen defended his earlier statement by raising the increasing privatisation of healthcare and education.

Wish Amartya Sen spends some time in India to see structural reforms: Niti Aayog VC

On July 7, speaking at the launch of the Hindi edition of his book 'An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions' -- Amartya Sen had said that due to moving backward, the country is now the second worst in the region, behind only Pakistan.

Piyush Goyal downplays Amartya Sen's observations

Sen had said at a book launch in Delhi on Sunday, "Things have gone pretty badly wrong... It has taken a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014. We are getting backward in the fastest-growing economy.

Amartya Sen hits out at Modi govt, says India has taken a quantum jump in wrong direction since 2014

"Things have gone pretty badly wrong... It has taken a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014. We are getting backwards in the fastest-growing economy," Amartya Sen said. 

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Express Adda: Every reason to oppose any kind of censorship, says Amartya Sen

Sen argues that for long-term sustainable growth, India must take care of the needs of the poor, especially women.

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Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said he did not understand why these documents were hidden from the public for so long. He exclaimed that this is a great beginning and interesting things are coming to the forefront. He added that he is thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out declassification of files. Supporting the declassification, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said Congress also demanded declassification of files and there is no question of being embarrassed. He also said that both Congress and Subhas Chandra Bose's aim was to free India. The party has no problem with it. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that there is hardly any mystery. He added that Netaji's vision of equity and justice is badly needed in all spheres of life. Expressing interest in the files declassified by the Centre, he said it was more important to debate Netaji's life and work than his death.