Everest

What accounts for an increasing number of deaths on Mount Everest?

June 15, 2019

The photograph clicked by the seasoned climber Nirmal Purja has dismayed the social media by showing the line of brightly dressed climbers on 28,000- foot Cornice Traverse, a knife-edge ridge. Earlier climbing Mount Everest was much less attempted but today at any given time we can witness many climbers reaching the summit when the weather is favourable

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Apple

The Economics of Apple – What is the Apple Tax?

June 15, 2019

What causes Apple products to constantly push the price ceiling? Some people may be of the opinion that its greed. After all, like all business, Apple too is incentivized by higher profit margins. It has risen to the position of being one of the most valuable companies in the world.

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Capital

How Capitalism can make itself work for everyone?

June 15, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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Financial crisis

LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR TODAY’S MANAGERS

June 15, 2019

What is this financial crisis? How it has impacted the world economy as well as India’s? How it has impacted a common man, a housewife, and a college going student? What are the lessons for today’s aspiring managers?

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The Slowdown- The Biggest Challenge for the New Government?

May 17, 2019

The recent report by the Finance Ministry and a very ominous prediction by Dr. Rathin Roy (Member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council) both point to a slowdown of the Indian economy. Demand is getting saturated including investments. Agricultural as well as industrial productivity are dismal, to put it politely. Dr. Roy in fact […]

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Happiness

Demographic Dividend, Unemployment and the Missing Women

May 12, 2019

he average age of India’s population in 2020 will be 28 years and India would be the homeland to the largest working population and yet the fear grasps our imagination whether we will miss our demographic dividend!

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Poverty

Poverty, Inequality, and Politics: Are we missing the link?

May 12, 2019

Actors, in any society, who share similar interests, bond together and after holding considerable representation, power and wealth, mobilize less advantaged groups. Representation drives politics and mobilization of the less privileged translated into welfare schemes.

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Capital

Public Ownership of Capital Assets -Gary Reber

May 12, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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Financial crisis

LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR TODAY’S MANAGERS

May 12, 2019

What is this financial crisis? How it has impacted the world economy as well as India’s? How it has impacted a common man, a housewife, and a college going student? What are the lessons for today’s aspiring managers?

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Happiness in India

The Pursuit of Happiness: Understanding the Easterlin Paradox of Growth Economics

April 20, 2019

What is happiness, really? In layman terms, happiness translates to satisfaction. Economists tend to relate happiness to the satisfaction of wants- fulfilment of desires through the consumption of goods and services that possess utility.

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