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Monday, April 04, 2016

Interesting readings

Doing everything wrong on foreign borrowing by Ajay Shah in the Business Standard, 4 April.

New stories about Otto Skorzeny! by The Forward and Dan Raviv And Yossi Melman in the Haaretz, 4 April.

How bankruptcy code will save lenders by Anjali Sharma and Susan Thomas in Mint, 1 April.

An Act that hinders competition by Avirup Bose and Pratik Datta, in the Business Standard, 31 March.

Montek Ahluwalia in Mint (30 March) and Rathin Roy in Business Standard (1 April) on a new Fiscal Responsibility framework.

The Bharat Mata pivot by Ashutosh Varshney in the Indian Express, 30 March.

Middle class or insecure juveniles? by Salil Desai in the Tribune, 28 March.

Matt Honan on Sundar Pichai on Buzzfeed, 28 March.

Christopher Balding on China, 28 March.

Financial sector development needs a boost with an independent debt office by Jaideep Mishra in the Economic Times, 22 March.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta on the Aadhaar Bill in the Indian Express, 26 March.

Does engineering education breed terrorists by Dan Berrett in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 March. I see a hint of this lack of humanities knowledge in Indian extremism also.

The burden of proof by Mukul Kesavan in the Telegraph, 21 March.

The Norwegian TV series that's enraged the Kremlin by James Kirchick in Politico, 20 March. Also read about Ten Years in the Guardian, 4 April.

Vikram Doctor on the RSS choice of uniform, in the Times of India, 19 March.

Now There's Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds by Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Mike Tigas on ProPublica, March 17. There are remarkable similarities between the market failures in finance and those in health care. I wonder how far consumer protection from IFC 1.1 would go in addressing these market failures in health care.

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