Author Archives: Madhusudan Raj

Nationalism is Death

Nationalism is rising in India under the relentless propaganda from the Indian government and its leaders. Such nationalism for India is nothing new. The Congress party under the leadership of Nehru used nationalism against the British colonial rule to win power for themselves. All the policies like import substitution or inward looking of the Nehruvian […]

Will RBI’s Policy Kill US Dollar?

As I have talked in the past, the value of Indian rupee against US dollar continues to decline. Rupee has now hit its historical low level of Rs.80 per dollar. Indians are feeling the heat of the RBI generated inflationary monster.  Against this background the Indian news media have started peddling a thought that somehow […]

Same Old Socialism

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s economic advisory panel has published a report called The State of Inequality in India. This report is prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness. This ironically named institute from Gurgaon has noticed the skewed income distribution of India and suggested the following government’s size enhancing measures,  the Government should launch a guaranteed […]

Does Inflation Have a Good Side?

Some old fallacies never die no matter how hard we try to expose them. The fallacious notion of the virtues of inflation among some of the mainstream economists and media pundits is one such fallacy. Such fallacies are the result of a total misunderstanding of how an economy works. Mainstream economists and pundits, who rely […]

The Manufactured Unemployment Crisis of India

Before the mindless covid lockdown was imposed by the Modi government in March 2020 the unemployment rate in India was already at a 45 year high. Post lockdown the unemployment rate has sky rocketed and last April it was 7.83%. The latest CMIE report presents a very grim scenario of the Indian labor market. It […]