Tag Archives: RBI

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 […]

Should India Bring Petrol and Diesel under GST?

Recent survey said 77% of Indians want petrol and diesel to come under GST. The rationale for bringing petrol and diesel under GST goes something like this, Bringing petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST will significantly improve the cost of living for many. The price of petrol and diesel can come down to […]

On Government Digital Currencies

The latest issue of the Economist magazine (figure 1) discusses the coming digital currencies of the governments. It talks about how these currencies are risky but a risk worth taking and how they will transform finance as we know it today. Let’s see what risk we all are taking when governments are going to impose […]

How the Political Class Robs Us?

The German sociologist Franz Oppenheimer in his discussion of the political institution of the State divided the society in two classes. In his own words,  There are two fundamentally opposed means whereby man, requiring sustenance, is impelled to obtain the necessary means for satisfying his desires. These are work and robbery, one’s own labor and […]

What can Likely Happen after the RBI is Gone?

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Many people ask me about what possibly can happen if Indian central bank RBI is abolished or it collapses under its own weight? The following write-up is a brief reply to such important questions. We in the Liberty camp, who talk about doing away with the statist central planning institutions like the central bank, have […]