Day: February 15, 2019

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Some ‘Reservations’ on the Modi Government’s Reservation for EWS

Some ‘Reservations’ on the Modi Government’s Reservation for EWS I   Since independence and even earlier, India has been characterised by an enduring duality in which the reality of an inegalitarian and oppression-ridden society has co-existed with a widespread and even growing urge for equality and justice. The inequalities prevailing in Indian society are multi-dimensional…

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Everyday Life in Besieged Venezuela

Everyday Life in Besieged Venezuela Cira P. Marquina: Much has been written in a very general sense about Venezuela’s current situation. For example, we hear a great deal about the economic war, sanctions, imperialist meddling, and even communal organisation and building popular power. But very little is said about daily life: for example, about the…

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Why Universal Basic Income is Fraught With Serious Problems

Linking Aadhaar to Bank Accounts will Destroy the Banking System With Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement recently at Raipur that his party had taken a “historic decision” to introduce an income guarantee scheme for the poor, and with the general anticipation that the Narendra Modi government’s last budget will also announce an income support scheme…

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Gandhi and Communal Harmony

Gandhi and Communal Harmony Indian society is going through difficult times. In the name of religion horrific violence is going on. In this violence, innocent people get killed and generally those guilty of violence are not punished. This violence is possible due to the hate which has been created in society, hate against religious minorities….

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Billionaires are the Leading Cause of Climate Change

Billionaires are the Leading Cause of Climate Change Recently, the United Nations released a damning report. The short version: We have about 12 years to actually do something to prevent the worst aspects of climate change. That is, not to prevent climate change—we’re well past that point—but to prevent the worst, most catastrophic elements of…