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“The govt can invalidate 86% of currency overnight, strike terror camps in 🇵🇰 territory, and undo J&K’s constitutio… https://t.co/OMF630RxB3Counterfactual: 1) Art370 abolished; J&K left to its devices. “Mainstream” politicians join hands, declare they’re… https://t.co/1qa8umezvk
9/19
2019
“It’s not at all obvious that the principles of democracy allow unelected judges to overturn the actions of elected… https://t.co/wJLxrcqPrjEconomic theories as contagion/narratives. Of the four major ones, IS-LM has a rather undying “hump.” Not surprised… https://t.co/uCkdCrw85p
9/17
2019
@RRajagopalanJNU Hopefully, sir. My limited point is the way Pakistani leadership makes these threats muddles the s… https://t.co/svgf0AKLN0Interesting discussion but as always the Q: is there a way to estimate the space threshold before *serious* escalat… https://t.co/jWrdsgo64aPakistan’s leadership has abdicated moral authority to criticize Hindu nationalist persecution of Muslim Kashmiris.… https://t.co/LQlbG1yxrq
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9/16
2019
Islam would have “flourished more” under Dara Shikoh. Erroneous. 1) The empire would have collapsed far earlier as… https://t.co/iV6msnzmzg @tkn2104 Thanks Tanmaya
9/15
2019
@suvojitc Same here my friend. I have political preferences. But those are for the ballot box.Not mixing political party stances. Merely highlighting the fact that political fights ought to be waged in the pol… https://t.co/AHj3NV5Lsy3) Consider courts. As long as they continue handing out adverse judgments in politically sensitive cases, they rem… https://t.co/ZERiV4zYyh1) Re executive authority: for too long has that wing been whittled down way beyond the original constitutional div… https://t.co/YXJBdchWVz
9/14
2019
Excellent review by @qfint Trouble is none of the characters of that time—from a blinded Shah Alam fondling the eye… https://t.co/qHM4TcdMjECan Reserve Bank of India shed its socialist past? https://t.co/hQZ6WWkcAm via @economictimes
Retweeted by Siddharth Singh @maskeggeR That’s harsh. One may not agree with nudges (I don’t) but Prof Sunstein has great achievements to his credit.Somehow one gets an eerie feeling that India’s politicians are listening to economists. Why?: Their love for RCTs.… https://t.co/6Lzs4ETHXAModi’s three images, 100 days on. Now that he’s succeeded in key political projects, the time of reckoning is at ha… https://t.co/wrAh3GMCR7
9/13
2019
@rahulsagar @pstanpolitics @ghoshworld Could not agree more. Any government will make mistakes and to be honest the… https://t.co/nOb9duwCGk
9/12
2019
@Vermeullarmine Not to stretch this but sometimes Han Feizi shows a touch of Hobbes.On a road in Delhi...watching “well-behaved” traffic. Massively negative payoffs are changing actions of vehicle dr… https://t.co/vQuuUAiHYE
9/9
2019
Lot of noise on “why doesn’t India normalize Kashmir.” It would given credible signs for absence of violence/low vi… https://t.co/ihQNCbd4PE
9/8
2019
The problem is not in the questioning—journalists are supposed to do that by right—but about the sense of entitleme… https://t.co/FhCByuSZbh"There is a strong case for reducing interest rates now and also increasing money supply.” @CafeEconomics tells Ope… https://t.co/rTxvHA3Qhz
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9/7
2019
Assam's ethnic cauldron goes back to its changing borders & status since at least 1874. To understand the long stru… https://t.co/UfuCkG66KA
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9/6
2019
@AjayVerghese Prof ain’t we getting a tad ambitious :-)
9/4
2019
@NMRatnam The tenth one (from the top) in the first lot is a pretty interesting interpretation of Smith.
9/3
2019
@p_gupta93 What else can be expect from these people. And then they call themselves liberal. There are no words to… https://t.co/QuBkSntAVP @thakurkehaath Thanks AnimanThose who think the “damage” from NRC has been “limited” are mistaken: In Assam identity is a sensitive issue. The… https://t.co/yCfTXgt0M4NRC has turned into a joke. The estimate of illegal immigrants in 1971 was four million. In 2019 less than half tha… https://t.co/gqlditUdgQ
8/31
2019
@thakurkehaath I would look at the FMCG slowdown more closely as well. No doubt about the impact of ILFS.What’s “grim macro” made up of? 1) Falling consumption growth 2) The lowest nominal GDP growth in a long time 3) va… https://t.co/emAI93DxauNationalism is back, for good. On two books by Adom Getachew and Yael Tamir that trace the ups and downs of the ide… https://t.co/5oMpKu4xv8
8/30
2019
5) RW + LW radical idea: a) Shut the central bank: it is only a govt dept. Have a combined fiscal-monetary balance… https://t.co/dFCAsbPMWH4) There is no shortage of “ideas” to escape all this. Sample: a) an authority to coordinate public spending. (A re… https://t.co/DNiqDlwjnR3) So if resources transferred from RBI are spent to push up growth that will be akin to throwing more money in a p… https://t.co/pwlaos3OVH2) trouble is govt is already spending a lot! If one keeps aside fiscal deficit as a measure of this spending beyon… https://t.co/LLaAoafcpAWatching reactions of Indian RW people on transfer of reserves from RBI with interest. 1) I suspect there is broad… https://t.co/4ULfb40TuB
8/28
2019
@jfdanilowicz @pstanpolitics In Maoism affected states where there are such boundaries (Telengana/Maharashtra/Odish… https://t.co/k7GWyGY9DsNowhere else in the world will one find a self-defeatist elite that prefers abstract ideas to the survival of the n… https://t.co/dsepoMJTzt
8/25
2019
@pstanpolitics Ditto for Chhattisgarh. But as you’ll notice this points largely to districts/states affected by Mao… https://t.co/oblAi91ms6Interesting thread. One feature worth noting for states with internal security problems—example here being Jharkhan… https://t.co/PDe3m189G7
8/23
2019
Nuclear weapons powers in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. https://t.co/NnTmKYVhkJ
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8/18
2019
Just wondering if there’s a distinction between something being written about in the international press and “inter… https://t.co/SUQOHvwoSxFantastic workshop. Thanks @alexmthomas & @arjun_jayadev for hosting. 2 days packed with high-quality discussions o… https://t.co/js1KFG4Zx3
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8/17
2019
@thakurkehaath Am all for mental gymnastics provided they’re for some fun. This is totally dark.Assam and J&K are polar contrasts in liberal attitudes on demographic change. Assam’s composition has changed due t… https://t.co/Joyu6vCBrI
8/15
2019
@YayaatiJoshi Yes, him as well. Waiting for his book on Brazil. But the Indonesia specialist was utterly brilliant.
8/14
2019
@akshayalladi I would have called this change of outlook hilarious if the issue did not involve the fate of millions of citizens.
8/13
2019
@gopimaliwal That’s a weak argument. If it had been weakened so badly, what was the reason for retaining it and voc… https://t.co/GwUKPDr6Ra @gopimaliwal Again not a line of reasoning I agree with: 1) As long as Art370 remained, its psychological effects i… https://t.co/ZoA61uBpD3 @gopimaliwal That’s not entirely accurate. Our earlier leaders could never muster the courage to remove Art370. It… https://t.co/ZeWfZfya38
8/11
2019
@suvojitc That’s a reasonable argument. @qfint @suvojitc Calm down my friend. 😂 @suvojitc Nope. There is no bar in the Constitution on that. If the courts get into the question and give an advers… https://t.co/kJDVPpq8vI @suvojitc This is a rare point on which we agree. Let’s enjoy the moment before I say let’s get rid of Part III of… https://t.co/gnIcg6IbEy @d_extrovert The first thing to keep in mind is respect boundaries; rest will fall in place. In India the first pri… https://t.co/Xj7fA68N9J @MandarKagade Article370 made a hash of separation of powers: in which constitution will you find the head of state… https://t.co/cq3B3cG8ni @d_extrovert Take a look at the justice Antonin Scalia’s Tanner Lectures (available online.) Do see the response by… https://t.co/SnY0ipELWw @d_extrovert Original intent is originalism. Living constitutionalism is a free for all at the hands of elite lawye… https://t.co/Q9aeLaIyM9India is a secular republic. That flows in part from its Constitution. To say that certain parts of the Constitutio… https://t.co/Ul7VzM6BGP
8/10
2019
@gopimaliwal जल्दी आटे दाल का भाव पता चल जायेगा! @p_gupta93 True. These trends keep on changing. The correlation between education and political preferences is only… https://t.co/vF7177RZTk @p_gupta93 I always tell my friends that have some faith in citizens’ choices. We’ve been around as a democracy for… https://t.co/xGxfSSKotS
8/8
2019
The President has abrogated Article370: https://t.co/002eTz8EBu
8/7
2019
Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech in Lok Sabha is smartly contrasted identity politics with politics of individual r… https://t.co/Z9ak7ogize
8/6
2019
@AkshathJ We’ll agree to disagree.The sum of intellectuals’ desires: 1) a flailing federal state is preferable to a coherent nation-state. 2) Keeping… https://t.co/gCO813uuDX @scurve Not really. Both through a state reorganisation act (pending for J&K at the moment.) Some provisions of suc… https://t.co/bHRER3VDhxFear mongering about how states can be “dismantled” is reckless. Similarly the noise about turning a state into a U… https://t.co/d6b7NxbT20Splitting Andhra Pradesh was fair and square but bifurcating J&K is unacceptable. That’s rich! Given that AP was ha… https://t.co/hZW3pA3i0p @gopimaliwal No sir. Had he not intervened at key moments, we would have been in far greater trouble. Shaikh saheb… https://t.co/4I2zz5xjyWSomewhere in the high heavens above, N Gopalaswmay Ayyangar—that great son of India—will be smiling. For all the tr… https://t.co/UgWyjf9f42Do notice the absence of a Bill of Rights/Fundamental Rights in that document. Then ask yourself about the politica… https://t.co/V7kPaYQVoICan’t pin it down but for some reason I am remembering Carl Schmitt today. And rather vividly at that.That’s an argument of despair ma’am: J&K’s Constituent Assembly ceased to exist in 1957. To turn a temporary provis… https://t.co/6Tfdf1hVmYKashmir and its people deserve peace and order. But it is also important to point out the political parties and the… https://t.co/0bIL4LFqu0Those who say if Art370 goes, so does Art1 and hence Kashmir ceases to be a part of India need to read the Constitu… https://t.co/KmakUqjJ6v @shashankjaitely Shaant, gadadhari Bheem, shaant.Turning a state with a legislature into a Union Territory with a legislature is a unique constitutional development… https://t.co/kDfZCLGTwQThe major order under Article370, (issued on 14 May, 1954) revoked by the President. Article35A goes away automatic… https://t.co/Nf63heCOoUHome minister Amit Shah moves resolution for repeal of Article370 in Rajya Sabha.
8/5
2019
@d_extrovert Many rational choice theories look at power as an end in itself (not necessarily all of them.) As to a… https://t.co/HkR0v5048F @d_extrovert The Q about ends of political power has to be asked. The way it looks now, there’s no answer. My appra… https://t.co/QQjngUykyO @d_extrovert These things show severe path dependence. I think sometime in 2015 the realization dawned that a diffe… https://t.co/gVNqT6mQ1N @companyoutsider Paaji! 🙏
8/1
2019
The missing “wrath of markets” (for now at least): “...investors...concluded that the deflationary consequences of… https://t.co/ix96ucPRDZ @gopimaliwal Patience, sir, patience. Watch as the world unfolds before you. :-)
7/31
2019
@tca_tca Even for a representative democracy lthat is a problem. 1) I suspect the agency issue only kicks in after… https://t.co/9F4kgYoHuj
7/30
2019
@Darkwyr Congratulations!
7/29
2019
@amoidioma Thanks Francis. Happy that you liked the piece. :-) @vajraconsulting Agree. But here’s one answer that frames the problem as preferring A to B while also preferring B… https://t.co/xPGieXZiVCOpium for the masses: On two books that explore links between religious belief/loss of belief and economic growth.… https://t.co/NmQI3ml9Ih
7/26
2019
@vajraconsulting The trick is to pick an equilibrium idea between one not too refined and not too coarse. That way… https://t.co/qs33kL5ngp @vajraconsulting Not really. Game theorists have a “textbook” idea called rationalizability that allows a degree of… https://t.co/PhMv1sgboV @vajraconsulting Now there is clearly an element of non-rational choice here. Admittedly this is an extreme example… https://t.co/DXGL44uFOH @vajraconsulting That’s the way to examine at what are risky choices. Agree there. What Prof Basu probably has in m… https://t.co/8Vw22871em
7/25
2019
@JoseyJohn Har har gange har har gange
7/18
2019
@thakurkehaath Thanks Animan!
7/14
2019

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