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The Public Economist Gold Mohur

Reparations- The elephant in the room

June 22, 2021

To examine the validity of reparations, we need to analyse the extent of the damage caused. In case of India (a former British colony), India was de- developed under British raj. British policy was designed to destroy India’s domestic industries (like handmade textiles ) by imposing asymmetrical tariffs, by dismantling the institutions that trained up producers, and in some cases even by maiming skilled artisans – all to create captive markets for British goods.

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Issues in Migrant Social Protection

May 15, 2021

A recent study by LSE found that 52% of urban workers went without work or pay and received no financial assistance for over a month. Bihar’s emergency assistance programme has been cited as a rare example of sub-national government’s efforts to identify, onboard and disburse payments to the migrants during the ongoing pandemic.

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Towards a Gender Equal Society: Rethinking the Onus of Care on Women

January 20, 2021

Excluding half of the world’s population (World Bank, 2019) from equal opportunities not only violates a fundamental human right but is a form of widespread injustice.

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Oscillating Migrant Workers: The unceasing hardships of Migrant Labourers

September 21, 2020

As our country is at crossroads today, more than the pandemic it is an unequal socio-economic structure which has accelerated the problems of the pandemic

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Has Home become a battle ground for equal gender relations?

July 29, 2020

Unpaid work is not valued due to its excess supply

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The New Hierarchy of Needs: Food, Water, Shelter…Internet!

July 20, 2020

The escape from COVID and the return to normalcy still remains a contentious issue debated by a plethora of health experts and economists, but what seems clear is that the right to internet is inextricably linked to the right to education and right to health in these trying times

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The Evolving Interplay of Crime and Corona

June 24, 2020

straightforward economic reasoning suggests that unemployment is an important determinant of the supply of criminal offenders and hence, the overall crime rate.

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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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