Atanu Dey On India's Development

October 31, 2007
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Poverty and Freedom

“If poverty were simply an economic problem, we would be closer to a solution by now. But underdevelopment is a web of economic, political, institutional, ethnic, and class-related connections with persistent historical roots.” That’s Bob Solow, eminent neo-classical economists, winner … Continue reading

October 29, 2007
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Techno-hype

Really productive ideas, like internal combustion and the assembly line, are hard to find… But the techno-hype that surrounds us has some real costs. It causes businesses to waste money; it causes politicians to seek high-tech fixes (give every child … Continue reading

October 21, 2007
by Atanu Dey
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Durga Puja

Durga Puja Greetings For Bengalis, this is the biggest festival of the year. Today, the last day of the five-day event, is called “Bijoya Dashimi.” Mother Durga, who had come with her children (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Ganesh, and Kartik) to visit … Continue reading

October 20, 2007
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What and How

Mr Adam Smith It is not just an article of faith among economists (such as yours truly) that markets allocate resources most efficiently under a set of set of assumptions; it has been mathematically proved by theoreticians and empirically demonstrated … Continue reading

October 18, 2007
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Non-duality Cartoons

Philosophically, I belong to the Advaita Vedanta school of thought (and many other schools as well). Check out the Non-Duality Cartoons site. (hat tip: Amar K).

October 17, 2007
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You See Berkeley

UC Berkeley on YouTube. My alma mater. Now you can virtually attend many of the lectures and events at UC Berkeley. I will miss Berkeley a little less because of this. Here’s a video on “Energy Self-sufficiency in the 21st … Continue reading

October 15, 2007
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Success

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; … Continue reading