Of Course India Should Have Sold ONGC’s Oil And Gas Fields To Foreigners

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There are those who insist that a national government must own the company which extracts natural resources from the territory of that country. This...

We Know China’s Been Lying About GDP – But How Much?

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A claim that China's been lying about the GDP numbers this past decade. The thing is, we know, absolutely and without doubt, that China...

That Chinese “BreedReady” Database – Check The Translation

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A basic truism is that languages don't map exactly over each other and that's the most likely explanation for this database from China detailing...

Indonesia’s Sulawesi Gold Mine Disaster – The Value Of Global Capitalism

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That an illegal and artisanal gold mine on Sulawesi in Indonesia has collapsed, killing perhaps 100 people, is a tragedy. It's at minimum 100...

India Raises Sugar Prices To Correct Problems With Earlier Government Mistake

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India has just raised the minimum selling price for sugar in a bid to undo the problems caused by an earlier decision by the...

Japan To Leave IWC, Resume Commercial Whaling – Damn Stupid Idea

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Japan has announced that it is going to leave the International Whaling Commission and thus resume commercial whaling this coming July. This is a...

Pakistan’s Sewage Works Show How Far We’ve Still Got To Go With Polio

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Here in the rich countries we hardly even think of polio these days. Back when oldsters like me were young it was still a...

Nasa And India Confirm The Environmental Kuznets Curve As World Greens

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A standard finding in economics has just been confirmed by Nasa - the world greens as it gets richer. The latest studies show that...

Extremely Sensible – Jaitley Says India Will Move To Single GST Rate

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Arun Jaitley has intimated that India will try to move to a single GST rate - somewhere between 12 and 18% - which is...

Maybe India’s Right – RBI States Cryptocurrency Adds Nothing To The Economy

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This new document from the Reserve Bank of India is less than an outright condemnation of cryptocurrency even while it points to officialdom thinking...