Sunday, May 15, 2016

Interesting readings

Tax policy for a globalised world by Ajay Shah in the Business Standard, 16 May.

Special and differential treatment for developing countries reconsidered by Emanuel Ornelas, on voxEU, 14 May.

Why the Centre's dubious use of money bills must not go unchallenged by Alok Prasanna Kumar on Scroll.in, 11 May. Also see.

Anjali Sharma and Susan Thomas in Mint on the new bankruptcy law, 10 May.

Somasekhar Sundaresan in the Business Standard, 10 May, on how to build courts.

How India's ridiculous draft mapping data law will impact you (and your business) by Nikhil Pahwa on Medianama, 6 May.

Christopher Balding has concerns about the Chinese model, on his blog, 5 May.

No one should have to use proprietary software to communicate with their government by Donald Robertson, 4 May.

Duolingo is a website that helps you to learn a language, which has 120 million users worldwide. They report 0.87 million users who know Hindi and are using Duolingo to learn English. In their data, a third of Duolingo users in India are using it to learn English. Such tools could make an important difference to percolation of English knowledge in India.

50 years ago: sharp turn left by Ashok Lahiri in the Business Standard, 3 May.

Inside the Unregulated Chinese Hospitals That Make Men Impotent by R. W. McMorrow on Vice, 2 May.

A key insight about public sector corporations: They should do things that private firms do not do, they should not compete with private firms. Example: A story on the BBC in the Guardian, 1 May.

Eric Snowden debates with Fareed Zakaria on CNN, 1 May.

The magic of cities: Chess in St. Louis (Chales Bethea in the New Yorker magazine, 28 April), Science and engineering in Huntsville, Alabama (Shaila Dewan in the New York Times, 31 December 2007).

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