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Mint Column – The Impartial Spectator

First-past-the-post elections and their perplexities,” Mint, April 1, 2019.

Economic growth is a moral obligation to the poor,” Mint, March 18, 2019.

The positive side of having coalition governments,” Mint, March 4, 2019.

UBI is actually Universally Botched by Indians,” Mint, February 18, 2019.

The latest NSSO report creates opportunity for labour reform,” Mint, February 4, 2019.

Time to move away from individuals, partisan politics,” Mint, January 8, 2019.

For the Indian farmer, Santa Clause came early this year,” Mint, December 25, 2018.

The Shackled Indian Farmer,” Mint, December 10, 2018.

Mumbai’s Policemen reduced to Statutes,”  Mint, November 26, 2018.

The government should respect RBIs stand,” Mint, November 13, 2018.

Doing Away with Visa requirement for India,” Mint, November 2, 2018.

Changing the Costs for the Rational Sexual predator,” Mint, October 16, 2018.

Too little cleanliness and too much godliness” Mint, October 2, 2018.

Rooting economic rights in dignity and consent,” Mint, September 18, 2018.

What RBI Data on demonetization tells us” Mint, September 4, 2018.

The upside-down Indian state,” Mint, August 21, 2018.

What do Indian women give up for safety?Mint, August 7, 2018.

The fatal conceit: the hubris of India’s planners,”Mint, July 23, 2018.

Formalization of the Economy is a form of coercion,”Mint, July 9, 2018.

Simple Rules for a Complex World: GST Compliance,”Mint, June 26, 2018.

Simple Rules for a Complex World: GST Classification,”Mint, June 12, 2018.

India needs Jan Dhan, and not just Jan Dhan accounts,” Mint, May 29, 2018.

India has reached an institutional abyss,” Mint, May 15, 2018.

Evaluating the Panchayati Raj institutions at 25,” Mint, May 1, 2018.

What Kathua tells us about the purpose of outrage,” Mint, April 17, 2018.

India is a union of states, its time to act like one,” Mint, April 3, 2018.

India needs to trust its farmers and set them free,” Mint, March 20, 2018.

Dalit women subsisting without voice or options,” Mint, March 6, 2018.

Privatize public sector banks to prevent future Nirav Modis,” Mint, February 20, 2018.

India needs sewage systems, not free toilets,” Mint, February 6, 2018.

The elephant in the courtroom,” Mint, January 23, 2018.

2018 Resolution: allow for-profit schools,” Mint, January 9, 2018.

Rethinking India’s Tax System,” Mint, December 26, 2017.

State capacity freed is state capacity built,” Mint, December 12, 2017.

The judiciary needs a Ulysses Pact,” Mint, November 28, 2017.

The lessons of the Bolshevik Revolution,” Mint, November 14, 2017.

Online Lists to out sexual predators have a cost,” Mint, October 31, 2017.

The imperfect cogs in an economy,“ Mint, October 17, 2017.

Pragati Essay Series

Property Rights Essay#8: Where do we go?,” Pragati, August 29, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#7: We didn’t stop the fire,” Pragati, August 22, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#6: Robbing a Nation,” Pragati, August 15, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#5: Nehruvian Years,” Pragati, August 7, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#4: Constitution, Courts, Compromise,” Pragati, July 31, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#3: Our Founders and the Right to Property,” Pragati, July 24, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#2: Protecting Private Property,” Pragati, July 17, 2017.

Property Rights Essay#1: Why we need the Right to Property,” Pragati, July 10, 2017.

Brainstorm Essay#2: My Reasons for Hope and Despair,” Pragati, April 18, 2017.

Brainstorm Essay#1: Democracy versus the Republic,” Pragati, March 15, 2017.


Budget 2018: A remnant of our socialist past,” Pragati, February 3, 2018.

Demonetization and Welfare,” Mint, January 3, 2017. 

1.25 Billion were shocked on November 8,” Real Clear Markets, November 29, 2016.

India’s Currency Cancellation: Seigniorage and Cantillon Effects,” Alt+M, November 28, 2016.

Designing Private Cities, Open to All,” (with Alex Tabarrok), The New York Times, March 18, 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru: the inveterate letter writer,” Mint, November 17, 2014

A reluctant constitutionalist,” Mint, May 29, 2014

India’s date with democracy,” Mint, June 13, 2013

A Paternalistic Law,” The Indian Express, April 23, 2013

Independent Judiciary, Interest Groups, and a Reason for Rules,” India in Transition, April 22, 2013

Bringing Rules Centerstage,” The Indian Express, January 21, 2013

Getting a Grip on Indian Corruption,” Wall Street Journal Asia, August 26th, 2011

No Property Rights, No Peace,” Wall Street Journal Asia, October 4th, 2010

An Indian Tragedy Many Times Over,” Wall Street Journal, June 13th, 2010

Rolling Back India’s Reservations”, Wall Street Journal Asia, February 16th, 2010

A defence of and against offence,” Mint Lounge, July 11th, 2009

A Toxic Solution to the Crisis,” Mint, June 23rd, 2009

Judging Equality”, Wall Street Journal Asia, April 16, 2008

India’s Socialist Constitution,” Wall Street Journal Asia, January 22, 2008

Are we Free to be Foolish?,” Mint, December 10, 2007

Big Brother,” Wall Street Journal Asia, September 27, 2007

Property Rights and Wrongs,” Mint, May 24, 2007

Indian Property Wrongs,” Wall Street Journal Asia, May 21, 2007

Reverse Robinhood Land Reforms,” Mint, February 7, 2007


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