Atanu Dey On India's Development

July 15, 2014
by Atanu Dey
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Mises on Bureaucracy

“The characteristic feature of present-day policies is the trend toward a substitution of government control for free enterprise. Powerful political parties and pressure groups are fervently asking for public control of all economic activities, for thorough government planning, and for … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
by Atanu Dey
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Oscar Wilde on Selfishness

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people’s lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at creating around it an … Continue reading

October 18, 2012
by Atanu Dey
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Common Sense

I was on the phone with my friend JP, talking about how extraordinarily successful the United States has been. I believe that part of that success arises from extraordinary luck. Around the time when the US became an independent nation, … Continue reading

February 18, 2010
by Atanu Dey
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The Importance of Committing

That great Indian teacher, Gautama who became the Buddha, had once instructed his followers to stop dithering. He said, “Bhikshus, when you sit, you sit. When you stand, you stand. Don’t dither.”

October 9, 2009
by Atanu Dey
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Mother India

Will Durant (1885 – 1981) was an American historian, writer and philosopher. His most famous work is the 11-volume “The Story of Civilization”, published between 1935 and 1975. In a 1931 work, “The Case for India“, he had this to … Continue reading