The latest news from Russia is that Vladimir Putin has ordered "partial mobilization, " meaning that any Russian adult can be called upon to enlist in the army to serve the nation in its wartime efforts. While this falls short of conscription, this latest move goes far beyond what Putin has been doing. The announcement … Continue reading Putin Orders Partial Mobilization, Biden Vows To Defend Taiwan As Xi Flexes His Muscles! Are We Headed To A “Nuclear Winter”?
As global markets gyrate wildly, with "euphoric" gains one day and equally depressing falls the next, one wonders what investors are smoking as they go long and short in their positions. Moreover, this zig-zag behaviour of global markets reminds us of a "Drunkards Walk" where investors are unsure about their movements, let alone able to … Continue reading Here’s Why Global Markets Have Been Gyrating Like Junkies And Behaving Like Drunkard’s Walk!
Ever since the United States unilaterally pulled out of the Gold Standard, thereby "delinking" the creation of money underpinned by a physical asset, the ensuing neoliberal economic model of ordering societies has held sway over not only the West but also in large swathes of the developing world. While the merits and demerits of whether … Continue reading The Great Unraveling! How Five Decades Of Economic And Financial “Excesses” Have Reached A Tipping Point And Threaten Our Collective Future
The global economy is currently in a "slow motion" collapse. Unlike The Great Recession of 2008, where the bankruptcy of the American Investment Bank, and Lehman Brothers set in motion a "near death" of the global financial system, this time around, it is "death by a thousand cuts" for the global economy. We can see … Continue reading The Global Economy Is Now In A “Slow Motion” Collapse! Don’t Expect Big Bang Fireworks! Likely End In A Whisper
A $5 Trillion Economy? Pipe dream or possible? As India celebrates its 75th year of Independence, the air is full of optimism and hype over its future. Among the many "goals" set forth, the most mentioned target is that of the Indian Economy to become a $5 Trillion Economy. While India@75 can boast of many … Continue reading A $5 Trillion Economy? India@75 Can Unlock Hidden Wealth In Its’ Physical, Human, And Social Capital
Is the US Economy in a recession? Depends on whom you talk to. While there have been two-quarters of contraction in economic activity, the Biden Admin is loath to call it a recession, fearing it might hurt the Democrats in the looming Midterms in November. On the other hand, in a "surprise" of sorts, the … Continue reading A Recession By Any Other Name Is Still A Recession! Here’s Why The Global Economy Is Entering A Downturn
How did we come to this? Let me tell you a story! Once upon a time, in the early 1990s, when the Berlin wall came down, and the erstwhile Soviet Union had imploded, the Global Elite (read White Western) decided that "history had ended" and it was now time for a Utopian New World Order, … Continue reading Chaos Point! How The Global Elite’s Utopian New World Order Degenerated Into Global Disorder
India@75: We Have Come A Long Way, Yet, Miles To Go For The Indian Renaissance Indian Renaissance at India@75! I was born in 1975, during the time of The Emergency. Though I was too young to remember, the years after my birth presented the nation with political, economic, and social challenges. As I grew up … Continue reading Indian Renaissance? India@75 Has Discarded The Begging Bowl, Though, Challenges Remain To Achieve A $5 Trillion Economy!
The voluble ex-RBI (Reserve Bank of India) governor and now academic Raghuram Rajan believes that the "road to prosperity" runs through "strengthening liberal democracy". Speaking at an event yesterday, Rajan had some words of "advice" both for the Modi Sarkar and the legions of "experts" who often laud the Chinese growth miracle as having been … Continue reading Raghuram Rajan At It Again! Bats For Liberal Democracy If India Has To Realize Its “Dream” Of A $5 Trillion Economy!
There is much that is strange and weird about the times we live in now. Right from the post-pandemic "blues" where corporate professionals are "rebelling" against back-to-office mandates to the very bewildering The Great Resignation, or the trend of Millions of Americans (especially the Millennials) quitting their jobs without a clue on what they would … Continue reading The Atlantic Magazine Calls This “The Everything Is Weird” Economy! Do You Feel The Same Weirdness Around?