Interesting Readings for August 21, 2012

Ila Patnaik in the Indian Express on the role of the Ministry of Finance in India’s growth. Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express on India’s cabinet reshuffle. Anil Padmanabhan in the Mint about how things have changed at MoF after Chidambaram got back.

Bibek Debroy on a major problem that afflicts India today: Human capital obsolescence. Now that I’m safely past that age, I know the right answer for leadership positions: the right age is 40.

Theodore Dalrymple in┬áthe Wall Street Journal likes India’s Olympian detachment from the Olympics.

Trampling on the individual in India: Jayalalithaa vs. India Today. Also see Gopu Mohan in the Indian Express who shines the light on the systematic use of litigation.

Russell Green in Mint on the problems of priority sector lending.

Pramit Bhattacharya in Mint on Kaushik Basu’s tenure as CEA.

Mythili Bhusnurmath in the Economic Times on the difficulties of bank solvency that India now faces. The article refers to this RBI report on restructuring of bad debt.

The ghost of Abraham’s letter by N. Sundaresha Subramanian in the Business Standard.

Amol Sharma and Megha Bahree in the Wall Street Journal about Mukesh Ambani’s 4G plans. In it: “On one page there was a complex mathematical calculation of how fast each cell tower could carry data.”

Odd SDP data for Maharashtra, by Dilasha Seth in the Business Standard. Also see.

The man who saved capitalism by Stephen Moore in the Wall Street Journal.

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