This article has a beautiful summary of Christophe Guilluy’s sociology work on how globalisation is transforming French society and its repercussions.
Gulzar Natarajan has a post on the limitations of outcome oriented approach of development. Gulzar points out that
In an earlier post, I had discussed Gujarat’s regressive law to cap private school fees. Now, UP is moving in a similar direction.
Just to recap, cap on private school fee is regressive for the following reasons.
Legislature of Gujarat state in India recently passed a bill capping annual school fee of self-financed (private) schools. As per the new act
Union Government has notified a new RTE rule, mandating state governments to codify grade-specific learning levels. This is a sensitive issue and needs to be dealt with nuance.
[Gulzar Natarjan has two posts on RCTs — Academic Research — and Development. I commented on the post and Gulzar has replied. I am posting my response to Gulzar’s reply here because the comment box wasn’t accepting my comment due to…
Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Memorial Prize winner of Economics, the one behind the famous “Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem” passed away. NYT has an obituary on Arrow.
Arrow was not just a mere economist, he was a great polymath. An interesting anecdote from NYT’s…