Category Archives: Development

Book review- The Shock Doctrine

Certain books outlive their prime years not only due to their authors’ brilliance (which in this case was never in doubt), but also due to the core issues they analyze and address. The Shock Doctrine, currently in its 10th year … Continue reading

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“Stranded” assets, economic models and their linkage to the climate crisis

Despite the Conference of Parties (COP) at Paris ending on a perceived “no-winners or losers” note in December 2015, the world continues to grapple with the challenge of rising emissions and deep divisions over allocations of the remaining carbon budget to … Continue reading

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The Development Model debate

The last few weeks have seen a new “debate” gripping the news channels. Media channels have played up the Modi versus Rahul electoral battle as a Bhagwati versus Sen development “model” debate. Comments made by Bhagwati ridiculing Sen have reduced … Continue reading

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