Atanu Dey On India's Development

February 23, 2007
by Atanu Dey
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Hell and Censorship

News from Abroad Gordon Dryden wrote with an update on the Hell billboards which I had written about here: “Today, the New Zealand Council of Advertising Standards upheld, in part, a complaint against Hell billboards – with the photo of … Continue reading

February 21, 2007
by Atanu Dey
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Markets work

You know what the secret of a great economy is? Markets. Why? Because voluntary trade is beneficial and welfare improving. As if you really needed to be convinced of that, here is an item that my friend Saheli from Berkeley … Continue reading

February 21, 2007
by Atanu Dey
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How to be an expert

Legend has it that Arthur Rubenstein was once asked on the street for directions to Carnegie Hall. “Pardon me sir, but how do I get to Carnegie Hall?” He said, “Practice, practice, practice.” Here’s something you may enjoy listening to. … Continue reading

February 15, 2007
by Atanu Dey
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Take a Time Out

I worry about the kids. The kids I know hardly have any time for themselves. They are always busy with school, homework, tuitions, tennis lessons, tabla lessons, and preparing for this or that exam. There is no unstructured time for … Continue reading

February 12, 2007
by Atanu Dey
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Indibloggies 2006

Competitions are good. Spoken like a true market economist. Not just economists but biologists would also proclaim the benefits of competition. After all, the great diversity of our living world is the result of intense competition among the gene carriers … Continue reading