Atanu Dey On India's Development

January 6, 2015
by Atanu Dey
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The Wisdom of the Crowd

I have always been suspicious of what has become almost conventional wisdom that there is something called the “wisdom of the crowd.” It is generally interpreted to mean that the collective somehow knows what is not knowable by any individual. … Continue reading

January 1, 2015
by Atanu Dey
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Will India Recover?

A few days ago, the following tweet was retweeted approvingly by many Indians, no doubt out of a sense pride and patriotism. “Look, look,” they seemed to say, “Look, how great India was. In 1870, India’s GDP was higher than … Continue reading

December 31, 2014
by Atanu Dey
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End of 2014

Well here we are, the end of 2014 CE. It has been an interesting year, all things considered. Nothing of any great important happened to me on the personal front. On a scale stretching between happiness and unhappiness, I was … Continue reading

March 15, 2014
by Atanu Dey
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Beware the Ides of March

The Dalai Lama is a rare celebrity I admire. “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama”: And now the traditional “Beware the Ides of March” post — thanks to $0.02 for the reminder: