Tag Archives: Economics

Utility of Philosophy


This is an awesome passage from one of Michael Sandel’s lecture which I want quote here – Philosophy is a distancing even debilitating activity. One of Socrates’s friends Callicles tries to talk him out of philosophizing. Callicles says that Philosophy … Continue reading

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Is BJP = Cong + Cow?


Some time back, Arun Shourie, one of the very few honest politicians in independent India, disillusioned with the Modi government said that BJP = Congress + Cow. I think his criticism, though not completely lacking merit, might be a bit … Continue reading

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Demonetization


This is what I had written about demonetization back in 2011 when the not-so-good idea was broached by Baba Ramdev – https://anirudhacharya89.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/democracy/ From all the stuff I read in the news, looks like the chaos I had anticipated was pretty accurate. I … Continue reading

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Discussion about Israel and Socialism


Source – https://deeshaa.org/2016/07/12/ask-me-anything-the-sparrow-edition/#comment-29870 Hi Atanu, Israel is a strongly Socialist country( with state controlled economy and conscription etc..), how do you explain the success of this country? They seem to have done well in both social and economic factors, they … Continue reading

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Nvidia and GPUs


Invisible Hand of the Free-Market 2- GPUs were first used as graphics chip for rendering resource heavy video games. The graphics of such games was so good that the product was a great hit. This caused a rush of funds … Continue reading

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NASA and the Zambian Nun


I was thinking of restarting my old blog, so I was thinking what to write. Over the past 3 years, I have not updated this blog much, and my own consumption of news and op-eds have decreased a lot. So … Continue reading

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I have developed an interest in world economics, what must I read to increase my knowledge?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: I would suggest first watch a few basic videos from Khan Academy about economics and Finance – Khan Academy Follow it up with Raghuram Rajan’s book Fault Lines. Amazon.com: Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten … Continue reading

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