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Coronavirus has brought the welfare state back, and it might be...

Governments across the developed world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by making welfare states vastly more generous. Historical parallels suggest that this munificence...

Ashok Leyland fires 5800 workers without notice

Ashok Leyland, the country's second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturing company has suddenly fired 5,800 workers from the Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand. The company fired 4,500 permanent...

The lions of “Make in India ” companies fires 15000 employees

The startup companies which were promoted as the lions of the “Make in India ” campaign have fired close to 15000 employees giving lockdown...

Unemployment : What Could Be Done But Would Not Be Done

It has been a recurring theme in the political economy. Its two great masters of the nineteenth century, Malthus and Ricardo, believed in the...

Modi Government Stimulus Package leaves much to be desired

It is hard to think of another crisis in recent memory that so thoroughly exposes multiple vulnerabilities of our society and economy and that...

Lockdown, agriculture and farmer distress

Gauri Lankesh News is doing a series on how lockdown is affecting the economy. Read here: Part1. We spoke to experts working in the...

How will national lockdown affect the Rural economy?

When the lockdown began migrant and daily wage labourers were the first to feel the impact of it. With factories, construction sites, hotels, and...

India Buys $116M Worth Of Weapons from Israel amid COVID-19 Crisis

Amidst the criticism over the handling of the coronavirus crisis, the Indian government has decided to go ahead with an arms deal with Israel...

Chief Economist quits government panel on economic data over JNU situation

Chief economist C.P. Chandrashekhar has quit a government panel tasked with reviewing economic data over the situation at JNU campus Chandrashekhar, an eminent statistician, and...

Devanoor Mahadeva: The Chakravarti Has Lost the People’s Trust

A character in the Kannada TV serial Silly Lalli called Lalithaamba, a social worker, would always open her mouth to say, “Trust me, trust me please”....

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