Food

THE VIRUS OF HUNGER: Contextualizing Food Security in Times of COVID-19: PART-II

This article aims to contextualize the debate around food security in India considering the COVID-19 pandemic. It analyses historical and economic arguments for policy initiatives and aims to make suggestions regarding the state’s role in handling the crisis. By analysing state action through famine relief in colonial India, the article aims to locate the state’s responsibility in the current crisis. Continue reading THE VIRUS OF HUNGER: Contextualizing Food Security in Times of COVID-19: PART-II

Solutions to COVID 19 Economic Damage

Solutions to Externalities of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article discusses various economic solutions that can internalise the externalities problem of COVID-19 Pandemic. It is argued that besides conventional means of public regulation through taxation and subsidy, resumption of economic activity would require the state to place trust in individuals and encourage private Coasean solutions in places where they are possible. Continue reading Solutions to Externalities of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Solutions to Market Failure in Higher Education

SOLUTIONS TO THE MARKET FAILURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – PART II

This is the second and concluding part of the article. The first part dealt with the concept of market failure in higher education and addressing the failure at local level through government interventions. The second part deals with addressing specific causes of market failure through government interventions and suggesting other solutions to mitigate market failure in higher education. Continue reading SOLUTIONS TO THE MARKET FAILURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – PART II

Hong Kong protests against the controversial national security law

THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

by Dhanishta Mittal and Deepanshu Mittal China’s controversial National Security law is now to be implemented in Hong Kong through Chinese administration. This raises serious concerns regarding the demand for Hong Kong’s autonomy. The security law, which has provisions that are expected to ban secession, sedition and subversion of the Chinese government will conveniently bypass the Hong Kong legislation due to their puppet government in … Continue reading THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

ECONOMICALLY IRRESPONSIBLE JUSTICE: The Judiciary and the Economy – [EDITORIAL]

by Chaaru Gupta and Namrata Jeph It is imperative that the legal decisions be taken keeping in mind the economic impact of those decisions. A lack of economic analysis of a judgment can affect employment, Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”), tourism, infrastructure, etc.[1] In recent times, the Reserve Bank of India has introduced multiple reforms to tackle the economic implications of the lockdown and ensure growth … Continue reading ECONOMICALLY IRRESPONSIBLE JUSTICE: The Judiciary and the Economy – [EDITORIAL]