Sunday, November 27, 2022
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/germany-tries-to-bhttps://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/germany-tries-to-bounce-back-after-ukraine Policy Watch Germany hitches its wagon to the Chinese engine RN Bhaskar The attempts of the US and NATO to use President Zelensky of Ukraine to needle Russia may be backfiring, big time. The first retaliation came from Russia.  The second could...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/pmp-and-pli-and-more-backdoor-licensing-moves Will the PLI scheme really boost India's economy? RN Bhaskar On 18 October, 2022, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the RBI, India’s central bank, created a furor among investors when he harshly criticized the government’s PLI scheme (https://www.opindia.com/2022/10/raghuram-rajan-latest-india-manufacturing-hub-china-why-he-is-wrong/).  Rajan is currently...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-ukraine-war-will-bind-china-and-russia-more-tightly-to-india Changing geopolitics bring Russia, India, China closer RN Bhaskar Geopolitics can be quite intriguing.  It was in 2009 that this author predicted the need for the three countries – Russia, China and India – to work together (https://www.livemint.com/Companies/wDLWbd3OWUGppEzYYC0yYO/The-Capitalist--With-increasing-water-needs-will-China-deh.html).  Demographics compelled this...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-recession-will-hurt-us-all Can India buck the recession? RN Bhaskar Notwithstanding the pitfalls of forecasting anything these days, my cracked and worn crystal ball sees a global recession occurring in the next year…. Collectively, Europe, the US, and China make up about half of...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-folly-of-banning-futures-trading-in-commodities A primer for policymakers on commodities trading RN Bhaskar The government never tires of telling people that it wants to empower farmers.  It says it wants to empower commodities trading in futures, and commodity exchanges. This was the claim made by earlier...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-contaminates-its-demography Great opportunity; bad demography RN Bhaskar In a brilliant paper by Morgen Housel  (Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Changing The World by, 31 August 2022  -- https://collabfund.com/blog/three-big-things-the-most-important-forces-shaping-the-world/) one comes to learn, indirectly of course, how India has contaminated its...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/harbingers-of-nuclear-war Harbingers of nukes RN Bhaskar Last fortnight was full of incidents that appeared to portend war, with all its ferocity and consequences that only nuclear warfare could unleash. Enemy action? On 17 September, most people were surprised by a headline in the Financial...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/a-reassessment-of-the-carbon-footprint-from-cattle-2 A reassessment of the carbon footprint from cattle RN Bhaskar An extremely important Bulletin was released by the International Dairy Federation in Delhi During the World Dairy Day proceedings (Sept 12-15, 2022). It was titled “The IDF Global Carbon Footprint Standard...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/indias-deceptive-economic-performance India's  economic performance may be worse than is being claimed RN Bhaskar Last week government sources were proud to showcase India’s GDP growth during the current fiscal at 13.5 %.  It was left to analysts to point out that this was...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/opinion-rural-markets-will-decide-indias-revival Government policies have hurt India's rural economy RN Bhaskar Rural markets are in a froth.  Another farm agitation appears to be brewing (https://www.firstpost.com/opinion/why-a-farmers-agitation-2-0-begins-to-roll-out-in-delhi-11097951.html).  It could be messier than the first (https://asiaconverge.com/2020/12/farmer-agitations-fueled-by-corruption-politics-and-power/). And the reasons are not hard to find.  The gaps between...