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Crippled without Crutches

June 13, 2020

This crisis has bared the picture of workers in the lowest rungs of our economy, who hold up crucial sectors and are all but missing when it comes to focused policies and dedicated social infrastructure. The central and state governments sure have announced migrant labourer registration measures and migration commissions to regulate hiring, recently.

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Have Migration Models Failed Us?

June 6, 2020

In the presence of limited economic resources for public allocation, human rights should be a policy imperative for the organization of economic system itself

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Flexibly Rigid Labour Laws

June 4, 2020

Doing away with the labour laws is no less than taking a U-turn from formal to informal employment.

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Is Wage Determination really a function of Demand and Supply of Labour in Pandemic Economy?

May 22, 2020

Wage determination, therefore, becomes less and less a function of demand and supply and more and more a function of class power. If we take the regular demand-supply framework into consideration, we realise that the present pandemic not only causes a negative shock on the aggregate demand levels but also the aggregate supply levels

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Are the coronavirus warriors losing their own personal battles?

May 20, 2020

The costs of attending work for everyone would be the possibility of becoming a vector of transmission of virus but if the societal benefits of certain employees exceed their costs, adjusted wage payments should be made accordingly

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Crises and the Workers at the Margin

May 17, 2020

The evidence and stories about the humanitarian crisis coming from various parts of the country are dire According to the report of Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN), a group of volunteers conducting relief works for the stranded workers across the country, 72% of the workers who have contacted them have food ration left for only two days.

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Migrant’s arduous exodus from different states showcased a “trust deficit” of poor in governance

May 17, 2020

The lockdown has further demonstrated that the governance structures of democracy quite often legitimise use of violence against poor. Therefore, the ever-migrating cohorts of Indian citizens are now reduced to migrant labourers stuck in different cities without having even work or food supplies.

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The Aid-Growth Nexus: The Role of Development Aid in the Economic Growth of Developing Economies

April 2, 2020

One can think of development aid as a ‘get-rich-quick-scheme’ or the exogenous stimulus that can bolster growth. However, I believe that this exogenous stimulus is impacted by endogenous factors like the quality of governance, transparency and political stability.

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A Case For More Tribal States: A Data-Driven Conclusion

April 2, 2020

In the early 2000s, Jharkhand was carved out of then-Bihar state as a state to provide a voice to the tribal population who had been routinely ignored and silenced in the politics of Bihar. But do tribal states serve their purpose and provide for a better future of tribals?

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The Purpose – Ila Gayakwad

March 4, 2020

If you have secured a place in a highly competitive course but make a conscious choice to let your actions make fellow humans suffer the same evil that they suffered at your family’s hands, you need to rethink about the purpose of education. If you are a 99.something percentiler and make a conscious choice to weed out the concept of ‘sustainability’ from your lifestyle, your education has failed.

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