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Friday, August 12, 2022

Surjit S Bhalla column


No Proof Required: Why ignorance is not bliss

January 17, 2015 12:00 am

Most expert views in India are in fact an ex-post opinion for every ex-ante fact.

No proof required: Move from NREGA to cash transfers

December 12, 2014 8:08 am

Because, for too long, the government and economists have only played at helping the poor

No Proof Required: Go on, do a Volcker, please

November 27, 2014 12:26 am

If Paul Volcker were RBI governor, he would cut rates aggressively — starting today

No proof required: PDS or NREGA, corruption must go on

November 01, 2014 12:18 am

No matter what in-the-name-of-the-poor scheme you cook up, the poor get less than 15 per cent

RBI, we have a problem

September 20, 2014 12:56 am

If supply-side problems are the major ailment, why not cut rates — since monetary policy can affect output without affecting inflation

Don’t confuse luck with performance

September 06, 2014 12:35 am

The ‘long-term’ economic policies initiated in the first 100 days of the Modi government are, like the invisible hand, nowhere to be seen.

No Proof Required: Watch what we do, not what we say

July 19, 2014 8:09 am

2014 will be remembered as the year India comprehensively rejected its old mindset and changed course.

No Proof Required: The Gandhis should resign

May 17, 2014 4:36 am

Election 2014 likely signals the end of the longest running political dynasty in the world.

No proof required: The measure of Modi

May 16, 2014 8:11 am

The intelligent Indian voter has responded to Modi’s charms. If he had not been the BJP’s PM candidate, the instability feared by all would have become a nightmarish reality.

Why the RBI should cut rates

March 29, 2014 12:43 am

Inflation is well below the 8 per cent target for December 2014 — imagine what it would be had there been targeting