Oct 23, 2020
Episode 19 featuring Ajay Shah, Economist and Author
1 hr

Why is India poor? Who is the reason for the lack of prosperity in India? What is the single activity that can help change the story?

You’ll have to listen to this week’s hippoBrain conversation with Ajay Shah, Economist and Author of the book ‘In Service of the Republic’, to find out the reasons for India's rampant poverty and lack of prosperity. Ajay also explains how things changed through the eras—across the post-independence era under Jawaharlal Nehru’s rule, in and around the Emergency in the 80s, pre and post the 1991 LPG reforms, and after 2011.

Interestingly, he speaks about why all hope lies in India’s private sector to eliminate poverty, the mistakes that he—and others with him—made during their time in the Ministry of Finance, and the disturbing signs he sees for India’s near future.

A must-watch for everyone who is interested in what’s happening to India’s economy and politics. 

P.S.: To those who are wondering if Jawaharlal Nehru was great or made grave errors, you’ll probably find a nuanced answer at around 27 minutes.

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