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I argue that we progressively use more tangible and intangible resources from the government to acquire your income, and therefore, one ought to pay taxes at a higher and higher rate if they make more and more money. If you google “justification for progressive taxation”, you will see plenty of arguments in favour of and against [...]

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 19:04 | 1 comment
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In which I describe how my idea of fairness is different from free market principles. In this post, I talk about the definition of fairness in the context of economic transaction. Many of you may have simple framework based on free market principles to judge a transaction as fair or unfair. I have a different [...]

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 15:11 | 18 comments
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Where I relate wars, capital punishment, environmentalism and feminism. It was rather unpleasant to watch Gov. Rick Perry being applauded for overseeing capital punishments in Texas during the Republican presidential debate last year. Even a supporter of capital punishment usually agrees that it is not carried out with pride but with a disappointment that such [...]

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 06:18 | 0 comments
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This is a reponse to Swaminomic’s post, where he talks about economic inequality in Indian states (link). I will briefly present his views first and then present some flaws in his argument by providing some facts. He suggests that India should not be worrying about economic inequality as much as worrying about the overall growth because [...]

Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 00:09 | 6 comments
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I came across a blog post (link, and also a column: link) that talks about the effects of futures market on the oil and onion market. Many think that futures market is responsible for the oil price fluctuation (link). The author notes that despite the absence of futures market in the onion markets (due to [...]

Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 17:35 | 0 comments
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Over this summer, I had access to what we usually don’t, television. Being kept away from television, I hadn’t seen ads for a year. This post is a sequel to a post of mine about a year ago. This year, I was surprised that Pepsi and Coke did not come up with ads lashing out [...]

Friday, August 4th, 2006 at 16:00 | 10 comments
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My college, for some reason, calls monthly tests as ‘quiz’. In our even semester, quizzes usually happen in second and third week of February around the time of St. Valentines Day, much to the disappointment of some students if i may add. My status on yahoo messenger (ym!) and Google talk was “Quiz is my [...]

Saturday, July 15th, 2006 at 20:09 | 13 comments
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This my reaction to this piece of newsClick the pic for larger imagePrevious cartoons (IITM centric): 2, 1

Saturday, July 1st, 2006 at 21:19 | 8 comments
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Book: Collected FictionAuthor: Ruskin BondRating: 4 starsPrice: Rs. 395Publishers: Penguin Couple of months back, I bought a book written by Ruskin Bond titled “Ruskin Bond: Collected Fiction”. Ruskin Bond, from what I know, is an author who is known to all the Indians but only occasionally do you find people who have read his works. [...]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 at 19:29 | 13 comments
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Earlier this year seven of us had been to trekking to a waterfall near the town of Tada in Andra Pradesh. Quite easily, we had the best time of our lives that day. What began as enthusiastic bunch of students looking for a good way to kill a Sunday, ended on a high note with [...]

Friday, June 16th, 2006 at 13:51 | 9 comments
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