The newly rebellious senator has become an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party, just in time for the president’s impeachment trial.
Sadanand Dhume.@mckaycoppins: Mitt Romney’s friends and allies envisioned him in the Senate as a venerable elder statesman, dabbling in legislation the way a retiree takes up tennis. Instead he has emerged as an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party.
Mr Prime Minister: welcome to the liberal camp! You are saying now what we liberals have said for 20 years.
Sadanand DhumeHoodbhoy: Imran Khan can give grand speeches about Islamophobia at the UN, but how seriously is the world going take a leader who welcomes discrimination in his own country and has attended several khatm-i-nabuwat [anti-Ahmadiyya] conferences?
The Nobel Prize goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer (links to home pages) for field experiments in development economics. Esther Duflo was a John Bates Clark Medal winner a MacArthur “genius” award winner and is now the second...
High-profile Western-trained economists no longer appear welcome in Narendra Modi’s government.
Sadanand DhumeIndia-born Abhijit Banerjee may have won a #Nobel Prize for economics, but he can’t work for India. As I wrote for @WSJopinion last year, nativists in the ruling BJP reject prominent Western-trained economists as “mentally not fully Indian.”
India News: The former RBI head also made a dark prognosis for the economy, stating in a recent lecture that the government’s economic performance is not sustaina
Sadanand DhumeRajan: Majoritarian nationalism is intrinsically divisive because it sets impossible terms for minorities to be considered true citizens. As Lincoln said, a house divided against itself cannot stand.
Lynching has a specific context. It does not mean a riot, it does not mean any old act of public violence, it means a public hanging or stoning to death by a mob. It means punishing someone in such a manner that others will see it as a warning and a...
Sadanand Dhume.@tavleen_singh: India’s image has suffered in recent years, not because of some sinister plot but because too many people have seen too many times on uploaded videos the terrified eyes of men who know they are about to be beaten to death.
The company produced 1,32,199 units in September as against 1,60,219 units in the year-ago month.
Sadanand DhumeIndia’s leading car maker, Maruti Suzuki, cuts production by 17% in September, the eighth straight month of cuts. Tata Motors reports a 63% drop in production of passenger vehicles. [Makes you wonder if even claimed 5% GDP growth rate is an exaggeration.]
Chinese companies have suspended ties with the Rockets, one of the NBA’s most popular teams in China, after Houston’s general manager tweeted his support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Sadanand DhumeIn case anyone is remotely surprised by the NBA’s kowtowing to China on Hong Kong protests: “nearly 500 million people in China watched the NBA on Tencent’s streaming platforms last season.”
The economist, philosopher, and public intellectual discusses his boyhood in pre-independence India, his decades-long work, and why contemporary politics hasn’t led him toward fatalism.
Sadanand DhumeSen: “The big thing that we know from John Stuart Mill is that democracy is government by discussion, and, if you make discussion fearful, you are not going to get a democracy, no matter how you count the votes.” v @IChotiner
There's no great virtue in stipulating that 3% of GDP is the desired level of fiscal deficit. India, with its faster economic growth rate, can cope quite well on all indicators with a higher deficit.
Sadanand DhumeNinan: India’s fiscal deficit target of 3% encourages finance ministers to fudge the numbers or perform dodgy accounting exercises instead of telling the truth. It’s time to end it. [Actual deficit may be close to 6%, not 3.5% as claimed.]