Articles on Globalization

What is Globalization ?

Globalization is the free movement of goods, services and people across the world. In this article we discuss the meaning and importance of globalization.

The Global Economic Crisis

The article introduces the readers to the global economic crisis which started in the summer 2007. Lets discuss the factors that were responsible for this crisis.

Introduction to the Global Economy

Lets understand the salient aspects of the global economy along with the structural features and the way in which several trends and factors influence the working of the global economy.

Causes of Global Economic Crisis

The article discusses in detail about the factors that caused the global economic crisis.

Impact of Global Economic Crisis

The experience of the Indian economy in the aftermath of the global economic crisis has been mixed. Lets discuss the impact of the global economic crisis on India.

Globalization - A Win-Win Situation

The benefits of globalization have reached a large proportion of humanity. We can say that globalization has indeed been a win-win game instead of being a zero sum game.

Drivers of Globalization

Globalization has ensured that all countries have the same entry level and there are no barriers to trade. Lets discuss the key drivers of globalization.

Globalization and its Discontents

Globalization can mean loss of livelihoods for the people who have lost their jobs because of it. Lets discuss the disadvantages of Globalization and how we can overcome them.

A Global Perfect Storm in 2013

According to many economists the Global Economy is facing severe headwinds which can culminate in a - Global Perfect Storm, in the beginning of year 2013.

Globalization and Economic Crisis

The article discusses how globalization played a major role in spreading the effects of the global economic crisis across the world.

The Global Economic Crisis of 2008 and the Retreat of Globalization

This article discusses the retreat of globalization in the years following the global shock of 2008. The key theme in this article is that while globalization is not over yet, it is not exactly shining and hence, the present situation resembles an impasse that would be with us for the near future.

Lack of Regulation and the Crisis

The article discusses in detail about how the Lack of Regulation was one of the major cause for the global financial crisis.

Global Recession and Finance

There is a close connection between economics and finance. Generally, recessions are caused due to a combination of both or the coming together of economic and financial factors.

Paradigm Shift in Global Economy

For a long time the global economy was divided into the developed West and the developing economies of Asia and Africa. Lets understand the changes that have taken place in the global economy during the past few years.

Derivatives & Global Financial Crisis

Derivatives are Financial Instruments that are derived from the value of the underlying asset. The article discusses the role of Derivatives in causing the Global Financial Crisis.

Global Economic Crisis: Too Much Debt

There was too much debt in the global economy and when the payments came due and the tipping point was reached, the entire global economy almost crashed. Lets discuss how debt causes global economi crisis.

Indian Economy in a Downward Spiral

The article discusses important points which states that the Indian economy is on a downward spiral and unless urgent steps are taken to revive the economy, we might be headed for a severe recession.

Future of Globalization after Crisis

The economic crisis was spread across the world mainly due to the tight integration of the global economy. The article discusses in detail about the future of globalization in the aftermath of the economic crisis.

Effect of Globalization on Young Workforce

Globalization is widely credited with bringing prosperity to Asian countries. Lets understand the effect of globalization on the young aisan workforce.

Globalization and Young Workforce

Lets look at the reasons for why a youthful workforce is necessary for globalization to succeed.

Globalization & Trickle Down Theory

Trickle Down Theory states that wealth which is created at the top level, trickles down to the bottom of the ladder. Lets understand the relationship between globalization and trickle down theory in detail.

Effect of Crisis on Indian IT & BPO Sector

The ongoing global economic crisis has affected the IT and BPO sector in many ways. Lets discuss the effect of global economic crisis on the Indian IT and BPO sector in detail.

Typical Responses to the Global Crises

The ongoing economic crisis has seen widely varying responses that still had some commonalities in their response. This article discusses the responses to the crisis from different countries by examining the examples of different countries in the world.

New Frontier for Globalization

Emerging Markets or the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have used globalization to their advantage instead of being the victims of the global economic crisis.

The Global Move towards Austerity

Many countries across the globe are resorting to austerity and fiscal discipline as a means to deal with the economic crisis.

The Double Whammy of Austerity and Unemployment Confronting the West

This article discusses the economic conundrum of unemployment and austerity that is haunting the west. The key theme in this article is that without growth, there are no jobs and there is no growth with austerity leading to a situation where the policymakers have to decide whether they would want to pursue austerity or whether they want to grow.

International Capital is Country Blind and Seeks Returns instead of Sentiments

This article discusses the machinations of the global investors, which we term the electronic herd, which like a herd of predators is always on the lookout for the maximum returns. The key theme in this article is that global capital is country blind and is not swayed by sentiments or emotions and instead, is driven entirely by profits.

How the Economic Boom of 1990s and 2000s Resulted in Debt, Environmental Destruction and Inequalities

The economic problems of the last few decades have created severe problems related to debt, environmental destruction and depletion of resources, and growing inequalities. The key theme in this article is that all of these three problems are interrelated and the solution to these problems lies in living sustainably.

Historical Origins of the Present Global Economic Crisis

The historical origins of the present global economic crisis lie in the decision of the United States to withdraw from the gold standard in 1971. This article discusses this event and the repercussions of the same that are being felt to this day. The key theme in this article is that the solution to the present crisis is through a return to the gold standard and a new Bretton Woods kind of agreement among the nations of the world.

Why We Should Not Let the Present Global Crisis Go Waste and Make Positive Changes

This article discusses the need to use the present crisis as an opportunity to set right the wrongs of capitalism that have got us into this mess. This article uses the metaphor of a bee that creates wealth and the locusts that destroy wealth to emphasize the fact that we must get rid of the locusts and give more chance to the bees so that future generations benefit.

Why Reforms are the Only Answer to the Current Crisis Confronting India

This article outlines the reasons for India to embark on another round of reforms in the same way that was done in 1991. The key theme in this article is that the Indian economy must be managed in such a manner that would make it domestically resilient and at the same time open to foreign winds without being swept off one’s feet by them.

The Great Deleveraging and the Reason why the Global Economic Recovery would Falter

The global economic recovery is faltering because consumers are paying down their existing debts, saving for future crises, and are generally shying away from the kind of binge consumerism of the last two decades. When salary hikes and bonuses are cut down and even layoffs being the norm, individuals would focus on the existing debt and saving for a rainy day instead of consumption because of which growth is elusive and hence, the global economic recovery is faltering.

BRICS: The Next Frontier for Investors

This report evaluates the attractiveness of the emerging markets to western investors and assesses the challenges of doing business in those countries. The key themes in this report are that despite the many challenges inherent to the emerging markets, they represent a valuable investing opportunity.

Investing in Sin Industries: Are They Worth the Hassle ?

This article provides a financial analysis of the sin industry. It explains how these industries are profitable for a handful of people while being detrimental to the interest of society at large.

The Future of Energy

This report assesses and evaluates the current hydrocarbon based fuel regime or the oil driven global energy paradigm by considering its limitations in the future and evaluating the opportunities and challenges in transitioning to a new energy paradigm. The key theme in this report is that time is running out for us to transition and if the future generations have to have a lifestyle that is at least similar to ours or if not better, the need to transition becomes that much more urgent.

The Future of Work

This report examines the changing world of work in the 21st century and dissects what the trends shaping work in contemporary times mean for employers and workers. The key theme of this report is that the brave new world of work while exciting and enticing at the same time needs to be understood in the proper context and taken advantage of if one has to succeed in these competitive and fast-paced work arrangements. Apart from this, this report examines how the rise of the internet is revolutionizing the way work is done in the global economy.

Future of Work and Its Impact on Students and Professionals

Because of the convergence of globalization, technology, outsourcing, and the deepening economic downturn, work is no longer, what it used to be traditionally. Newer forms of work are emerging and in the marketplace of tomorrow, those who are faster, lighter, nimbler, and agile would win the day. This report examines these trends in a detailed and incisive manner and provides some insights into how the future of work might shape up. The focus of this report is on providing the students and professionals with guideposts on how they can navigate the changing world of work.

New Emerging Markets: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey (MINTs)

This report evaluates and assesses the growth prospects in the emerging markets of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey (MINTs) and analyzes whether they can replace the original emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, and China in the portfolios of global investors. The key themes in this report are that one has to take a hard headed and sober assessment of the opportunities and the challenges in each of these groupings and one has to be circumspect before the decision is made. This report presents these themes in an evenhanded manner. The report also focuses on how global capital is always in search of yields and returns and this is the bottom line for any investor.

The Rise of Impact Investing and its Relevance to the 21st Century

This report explains what is meant by impact investing and analyzes the challenges and opportunities for this emerging trend. Impact investing is all about making profits while doing social good, which means that unlike the much-hated corporations that exploit the environment and render social inequities, firms that are impact investment oriented ensure that they return profits and at the same time do not impose costs on society. This is the key theme in this report, which also lists some firms that are driven by impact investments and have been successful as well.

Ageing Populations in the West and their Impact on Healthcare Management

This article discusses the impact of the ageing of the western societies on the healthcare systems and the broader economy. The key theme in this article is that the shock of gray or the increase in the number of retirees would add to the strain of the already stressed out healthcare systems in the west as well as causing a double whammy of declining contributions from the retirees and increasing outlays for their healthcare.

A Comparison of Healthcare Systems around the World

This article compares and contrasts the healthcare systems around the world by examining the various healthcare systems in the West and the East. The key theme in this article is that healthcare is too critical a sector to be left to the private sector and hence, in the interests of social welfare and social justice, the governments across the world must provide for healthcare of their citizens.

The Pitfalls of the Canadian Healthcare System

This article explains the common pitfalls of the Canadian health care system. The article describes that even though Canada provides free health care for all its patients, the quality of such healthcare is severely compromised.

Medical Tourism and its Potential for Developing Countries

This article discusses the emerging phenomenon of medical tourism and analyzes its implications for the Asian countries that are at the forefront of this phenomenon. The key theme in this article is that given the overburdened and overpriced not to mention the decline in medical care in the west, the Asian countries offer better advantages, which are also lucrative given that the westerners pay in hard currency.

The Benefits of Automation for the Healthcare Sector

This article discusses the benefits of automation of the value chain activities in the healthcare sector. The key theme in this article is that automation is especially crucial in the healthcare sector as human lives are impacted in a direct manner. This article examines the healthcare sectors from around the world to substantiate the key themes in this article.

Healthcare Systems and their Functioning During Hard Times

This article discusses the sad state of affairs in the healthcare systems around the world that have become more expensive and at the same time, with governments cutting down on social spending is leading to a dire situation. The key theme in this article is that the private sector has an important role to play in ensuring a healthier workforce which is a more productive workforce and which leads to wealthier societies.

The Need for Accountability in the Healthcare Sector

This article discusses the need for accountability in the Healthcare sector in countries around the world. The article first defines what accountability is, delineates the scope, then compares, and contrasts how accountability is practiced in the healthcare sectors in the United States and other regions in the world.

The Passage of Health Care Reform (Obamacare) and its Implications for the US

This article discusses the implications of the passage of the Health Care Reform Act of 2010 in the United States and its implications for the future of affordable and universal healthcare. The key theme in this article is that thought the bill in its present form is far from perfect, nonetheless, it addresses several shortcomings of the Health Care System in the US especially where the poor and the less privileged are concerned.

The Role of Electronic Healthcare Records in the Healthcare Sector

Though the healthcare sector is among the world’s foremost users of cutting edge technology, there remains an area of operation where it has lagged behind other sectors. This is the use of EHRs or Electronic Health Records for storing and retrieving patient information across the healthcare supply chain. This article discusses the benefits and the issues that the use of EHRs entails to the healthcare community. The key take away from this article is that the healthcare sector would usher in greater transparency and accountability through the use of the EHRs.

Why is HealthCare Expensive in the United States ?

This article provides an explanation as to why the healthcare system in the United States is expensive. It lists down the factors and explains how they contribute to the rising expenditure.

Is India on the Brink of a Serious Economic Crisis?

This article discusses the three problems of high current account deficit, falling rupee, and rampant inflation and what they mean for the Indian economy. The key theme in this article is that all three of them are interrelated and feed on each other to produce a “perfect storm” of a crisis that can strike the country in the near future.

The Healthcare Sector must cater to all sections instead of only for those who can pay

This article argues that the healthcare sector must cater to everyone instead of only to those who can afford the treatment. The key theme in this article is that investment in the healthcare sector ensures the development of a healthy and productive workforce that in turn enhances the social and human capital of the country, which leads to faster economic development.

What is Health Insurance and the Different Health Insurance Systems around the World

This article discusses how health insurance works around the world and the role of the state in providing healthcare and health insurance. The key theme in this article is that health insurance is a topic on everyone’s mind as affordable and quality healthcare are basic aspects of one’s life. Further, the other aspect that is discussed in this article is that wherever the state cannot guarantee free healthcare of high quality, it must make provisions so that citizens are subsidized for the treatment in private hospitals.

The Shock of Gray and Its Implications for the Healthcare Sector

This article discusses the graying of societies in the west or the shock of gray and its implications for the healthcare sectors in these countries. The key theme in this article is that the western societies and their healthcare sectors must ramp up on the infrastructure and must move beyond the current paradigm of providing quality care only to those who can pay.

Why Europe is Broke and no amount of Central Bank Monetary Easing would Help

This article lays threadbare the issues with the Eurozone and how an orderly default by the countries that have large and unmanageable debts is the only solution to the crisis. The responses of the European Central Bank that more monetary easing would help is a non-starter as the solution to high levels of debt is not more debt.

Why the Eurozone Crisis is about to get a whole lot worse than now

The recent decision of the European Union to ask depositors in Cyprus to part with their money has sent shivers down the spine of many Europeans. This article discusses the implications of this move and what it portends for other countries in the world.

Is India the Next China in Terms of Economic Growth ?

The recent decision of the European Union to ask depositors in Cyprus to part with their money has sent shivers down the spine of many Europeans. This article discusses the implications of this move and what it portends for other countries in the world.

How to Leverage the Demographic Dividend and Manage Demographic Deficit ?

This article explains what is meant by the term demographic dividend and the term demographic deficit. Further, this article also explains how these impact economic growth and the challenges before nations that are confronted with these trends. In addition, this article also examines the cases of India and Japan and how the partnerships of the future would be shaped by nations with youthful populations but not enough capital and nations with elderly populations but with enough capital for a win-win situation.

Why Growth is Stalling around the World ?

This article explains why growth worldwide is slowing down and despite the best efforts of the policymakers, it is not reviving. In addition, this article also explains the paradox of falling growth and rising stock markets. Further, this article explains what is meant by the term “The New Normal” which is used to describe the current economic situation.

Top Five Challenges Facing the Chinese Economy

This article explains the top five challenges that are being faced by the Chinese economy. It also explains how China can overcome these challenges to continue its winning streak.

Top Six Economic Consequences of the Refugee Crisis

This article explains the economic aspects of Syrian refugee crisis. It explains how the doom and gloom predictions are unlikely and why migrants are likely to be beneficial for the economy.

The Ugly Face of Contract Farming

This article exposes the other side of contract farming. It explains how this arrangement can turn into a one sided arrangement that borders on exploitation of business partners. The asymmetry between the multinationals and their partners is explained in this article.

What is Crop Insurance - Risks and Its Future

This article explains the concept of crop insurance. It defines the concept of reference yield and explains how losses are calculated. It also lists down the various risks that are faced while taking crop insurance.

Doing Business in India

This article discusses the present business climate for industries and firms in India. The key themes in this article are that while there has been some movement in terms of reforms, the structural changes to laws related to labour and land have to take off for meaningful growth and investments.

Robot Advisors in Asia

This article examines the emergence of Robot Advisors or automated financial investment entities in Asia. The key themes in this article are that the convergence of complex financial products and cutting edge technology has led to what can be called financial technology which is poised to be the next hottest niche in banking and finance.

Tough Times for the Indian IT Sector

This article examines the current trends because of which the Indian IT sector is going through a rough phase and where there are tough times ahead. Among the reasons analyzed are macroeconomic, microeconomic, and structural factors. The key theme in this article is that the Indian IT firms must evolve from coding machines into consulting and analytics driven work if they are to move up the value chain.

International Monetary Fund and “Fake” Austerity

This article exposes the duplicity of the fake austerity measures that are being implemented worldwide. It explains how these measures are in fact aimed at providing benefits to groups which have vested interests rather than help the general economy as a whole.

Why a United States Recession Seems Imminent ?

This article explains the logic behind Bank of America’s recession warning. The causes that may lead to the recession have been listed. It has also been explained as to why dealing with this recession may be much more difficult than expected.

The Potential Slowdown in Indian Information Technology

This article explains the negative predictions that are being made about the information technology industry in India. It lists down the challenges and the changes in the work environment and explains why adapting to them might be difficult for Indian IT players.

Boardroom Battles at the Tata Group

This article explains the issues involved in the boardroom battle in Tata group i.e. one of India’s largest conglomerates. It lists down the acquisitions and the counter acquisition to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of the issues.

Trumped up Trickle Down Economics

This article explains the concept of trickle down economics. It explains why it may work and also lists down the reasons that could impede its working. At the same time, it also explains why Hillary Clinton’s policy would turn out to be a worse alternative.

Why Trump’s India-China Comparison is Senseless ?

This article explains the absurdity of Trump’s claims about economic growth. It explains why India and China’s growth story is not a dream come true. It also explains why trying to grow at a similar rate will be disastrous for America.

India’s Demonetization Policy: Will it Work ?

In this article, the topic of demonetization of high-value notes has been explained. The causes of the demonetization, as well as the likely effect that it will have on the economy, have all been explained in this article.

Demonetization and Its Impact on the Indian Economy

This article examines the impact of Demonetization on the Indian Economy from multiple perspectives. Considering that this topic is the subject of much debate and discussion at the moment, this article attempts to “demystify” the whole issue by providing some pointers as well as explaining the stakes and the concepts in ordinary language. The key themes in this article are that the two-quarters ending in Jan and March 2017 would be the litmus test for the exercise and hence, the economic impact can be gauged from the figures and indicators for these quarters.

Digital Payments: What they are, How they Work, and their Benefits and Problems

This article examines the movement towards a digital economy and using digital payments from multiple perspectives. Considering that digital models and paradigms are the much discussed and debated topics at the moment, this article breaks down the what, why, how, and if aspects of the digital economy. The key themes in this article are that while embracing digital paradigms is indeed logical and evolutionary; there must be a digital backbone that supports such models.

The Promise and Peril of the Digital Economy

For the first time in human history, technology is poised to overtake human mental capabilities. The emerging digital economy has raised utopian hopes as well as dystopian nightmares. This article considers the promise as well as the peril of this new paradigm and concludes with a realistic assessment that ultimately it is up to us to use it for good or bad.

Move to a Digital Economy Cannot Happen Without the Government Providing the Ecosystem

This article makes the case for governments to play their part in ensuring that we move into the 21st century. The key theme in this article no one else than the government have the necessary resources and power to invest and incentivize the ecosystem for the digital economy.

Chinese Foray into European Economy

This article explains the increasing closeness of China and Europe. It explains why China is investing huge sums of money and trying to develop economic relationships with Europe which is perceived as an overleveraged and almost bankrupt continent.

What Does a Trump Win Mean ?

This article explains the economic implications of a Donald Trump presidency. It lists some of the important economic policies and then explains their effects one by one.

Donald Trump’s Stance on Illegal Immigration

This article supports Donald Trump’s views on immigration policy. It is attempt to forget the racist agenda for once and look at the issues that are caused by illegal immigration. Curbing of illegal immigration will then lead to getting rid of these issues.

Why Donald Trump Will be able to Stop Outsourcing ?

This article lists down the reasons why outsourcing would not survive in the Trump era. It explains how Trump will be able to achieve a lot more with a lot less effort during his regime.

Free Immigration and Welfare State

This article explains the difference between immigration policies that were in place in the 19th century United States and today. The article provides a step by step explanation as to why the very concept of open borders is anathema to a welfare state. The article recommends choosing between the two alternatives since both cannot coexist.

Getting Mexico to Pay for the Wall

This article discusses different proposals on how Donald Trump plans to make Mexico pay for the wall. The viability of each proposal, as well as the pros and cons of each, have been listed down in this article.

Is NAFTA as bad as Donald Trump says it is ?

This article explains Donald Trump’s viewpoint on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It takes a closer look at the provisions in NAFTA and explains why it is indeed a horrendous deal from America’s point of view.

The Economics of Drug Prohibition

This article explains why prohibition is a bad economic policy. It explores the drug problem from an economic point of view and explains why law enforcement is nothing but a wastage of resources. This article is a classic example of how sometimes moral judgment and economic sense can be at odds.

The Economic Consequences of the War on Drugs

This article explains the economic context of the drug war. It describes how the government can end this war by doing exactly the opposite of what it is doing now.

The Reeling Scottish Economy

This article explains why the economy of Scotland is deteriorating. It also explains the possible impacts of a Scottish independence would be on its economy and hence why pressing for independence is a bad idea.

Is Australia Really Recession Proof ?

This article explains why Australian economy has been recession-free for 25 years now. It also explains why a recession is likely to be there in the short term.

South Korea: A Stunning Success Story

This article explains the rise of South Korea. It explains how the nation went from rags to riches and laid down the blueprint which can be used by other nations as well.

Saudi Arabia’s Cash Crunch

This article explains the issues with the Saudi Arabian economy. It explains how Saudi might end up being bankrupt over the next few years if corrective measures are not immediately undertaken.

Socialism and Prosperity in the Nordic Countries

This article explains the myth that socialism is behind the economic prosperity of the Nordic nations. It explains that Nordic countries are not socialistic at all and the success is the result of their culture and not of socialism.

Globalization and Its Effect on American and Asian Leaders

The key themes that emerge in this article are that globalization has had both a homogenizing and a diversifying effect on leaders of companies, states, and regions. This means that globalization has succeeded in ensuring a global mindset among some leaders and at the same time has made other leaders parochial and narrow-minded in their approach. This is the dichotomy that this article explores in detail in the succeeding sections.

How Governments, Businesses, and Individuals Can Survive the Age of Automation

This article argues for Governments and Businesses to work together to mitigate the Disruption and Dislocation to jobs and other aspects of the economy to automation. Indeed, the key theme in this article is that emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution is unlike earlier waves of innovation and hence unless steps are taken, we might very well witness massive social unrest due to rising costs of living and falling wages and joblessness.

Why Governments, Businesses, and Other Stakeholders must prepare for the Coming Age of Longevity

As the World Ages, all stakeholders must plan for the various aspects of the financial, physical, infrastructural, and social challenges of the Graying Societies and this article examines some of the challenges and proposes some tentative approaches. The key themes in this article are that unless we prepare for how to provide pensions to the elderly, ensure medical attention to them, and have enough people to take care of them, growing old can become a curse and place strains on all stakeholders.

How Firms and Corporates Grow in any Economy

Any firm exists to make profits, and for this, it needs to grow. This article explains the different strategies that firms follow to increase their profits and to actualize growth. The key theme in this article is that some basic rules of growth are the same in any economy and on top of that, firms devise different strategies based on time, geography, sector, and distance. Further, this article also takes a chronological sweep to understand how growth strategies have evolved over the years.

The H1B Visa Conundrum

This article explains the H1B visa. It also explains how this visa was being misused. Then it lists the new rules that will be put into practice by the Trump administration, and they are likely to solve the problem.

The Negative Impact of H1B Visa Reforms

This article explains the negative consequences of H1B visa ban on the American economy. It debunks the popular belief that getting rid of immigrants and “reclaiming” American jobs would make America great again!

Can Jobs be Stolen ?

This article debunks common misconceptions that make people believe that their jobs can be stolen. It also explains how immigrants and Americans are competing against each other for the same set of jobs. They are not complementing each other’s skills as was thought earlier.

The Many Disruptions of the Indian Telecom Sector

This article examines the many disruptions that have been the characteristic of the Indian Telecom sector over the years. As part of this analysis, this article explores the past to understand the present and make some educated predictions. The key theme in this article is that despite all the disruptions, the Indian Telecom Sector remains attractive to Global Telecom Majors for the near future.

Rebuilding the Greek Economy

This article explains how Greece’s economy can be constructed grounds up. It explains the various challenges facing the Greek economy. It then provides a step by step methodology to be followed to convert Greece from a defaulter to an economic powerhouse.

Will Automation Kill the Economy ?

This article explains how automation is going to impact the employment scenario. It explains the rapid steps that mankind is making in the direction of automation. It provides a realistic and unbiased view of how automation is likely to affect job creation in the future.

Should Robots be Taxed ?

This article discusses the pros and cons of Bill Gates’ proposal to levy a tax on robots. It explains the pros and cons in detail before arriving at a conclusion.

The Internet of Things

This article explains the concept of “internet of things”. It also explains why it is popular amongst the businesses and not amongst the consumers. The article also lists down the biggest challenge being faced by this technology.

How Internet of Things (IoT) Will Impact Our Daily Lives?

This article explains how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the lives of common people. It provides certain examples of how day to day lives of common people will be affected by the technological disruption.

The Consequences of an Indo-American Trade War

This article explains the executive order related to H1B signed by President Trump. It also explains, why entering a trade war with the United States is not a viable option for the Indian government.

Is a Pollution Tax Worth it ?

This article explains the concept of pollution tax. It explains the rationale behind this tax and how it could put an end to the pollution problem. Also, it explains the possible pitfalls that the tax may face if it is implemented by a single regime only. The Pollution tax is a global solution and must be implemented as such.

Is Dubai Really Tax Free ?

This article explains the tax regime in place in Dubai. It explains how Dubai is far from being a no tax country. The various taxes levied are listed and explained in this article.

The Chinese Internet Story

This article is a primer about the internet business environment in China. It lists down some of the biggest companies in the Chinese markets. It explains why these companies are successful within China but not outside of China.

Privatization of Water

This article introduces the concept of water privatization. It explains how privatization is the norm in many parts of the world. The pros and cons of privatization are then listed out to provide the user a complete picture.

Economics of the Electric Car

This article explains the economics of electric cars. It begins by summarizing the success story of Elon Musk’s Tesla. It then continues to list down the economic and regulatory reasons that have an impact on the mass adaptation of electric cars.

Rebuilding Americas Inner Cities

This article explains the significant infrastructure push that Americans are about to receive under the Trump administration. It also explains how it likely to be funded and how the capital will be rationed amongst various projects.

Rehabilitating the American Retail Worker

This article explains some of the problems that are being faced by American retail workers who are being laid off from their jobs. It also lists down some possible solutions.

Why Nations and Firms must Pursue Growth, but, Sustainably and Responsibly ?

Is more the better at all times, or, is small beautiful? This article examines the pros and cons of our current growth at all costs economic and social model and argues that it is time for us to embrace sustainability and responsibility in our lifestyles and paradigms. Otherwise, we would be perhaps facing a dark future for which the coming generations would suffer.

Different Growth Strategies for Firms Aiming to Become Market Leaders

Firms love growth and shareholders are happy as long as they are growing. Having said that, not all firms achieve the desired growth, and this article examines some strategies that firms can actualize to grow and become market leaders. The key theme in this article is that there is no one single approach to growth and it depends on sensing and intuiting the market trends to adopt and adapt a particular growth strategy.

The Business Model of Amazon

This article explains the business model of Amazon. It explains key features like revenue model and business proposition in detail.

The Canadian Housing Bubble

This article provides an explanation about the Canadian housing bubble. It lists down the reasons which are causing this housing bubble. It then also lists down the possible effects that this bubble is likely to have on the market.

The German Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Story

This article explains the importance of German SMEs in their economy. It explains how these companies have helped the average German population develop and thrive in several ways.

5 Ways Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Go Awry

This article provides the top 5 reasons why Donald Trump’s tax plan will not succeed. It uses common sense to expose the gaping loopholes in this incoherent plan.

Managing the Millennials: Some Approaches

The contemporary organizations are learning to manage the latest and newest entrants who are the Millennial Generation. This is perhaps the first generation which is radically different from earlier ones, and hence, managers and organizations need to understand what makes them tick and manage them accordingly. This article examines such approaches that managers in contemporary organizations can employ to manage the Millennials.

What Marketers Need to Know and Do to Market to Millennials

The Millennials or those born between 1985 and 2000 and who are known thus as they have come of age in the Millennium need to understand as to what makes their consumer behavior tick. For this, the marketers need to be aware of some aspects about this age cohort which can help them greatly. This article examines some approaches that marketers can adopt when Marketing to the Millennials.

Goods and Services Tax: The Pros and Cons

This article explains how GST is better than the previous tax regimes in India. The pros and cons of GST have been listed down in this article.

Will the GST (Goods and Services Tax) be the Game-Changer for the Indian Economy?

India implemented the GST (Goods and Services Tax) on July 1, 2017. This has been hailed as the game changer to the extent of being called a second independence. Would GST live up to the hype? What does it propose to do and what does it seek to remedy? Moreover, what are the concerns? These points would be examined in this article.

Rags to Riches and Back: The Story of Chinese Boom and Bust

This article explains the rise and fall of the Chinese economy. It lists down every event that had a significant impact on the rise and fall of the Asian giant.

The Problems with Protectionism

This article explains the history of protectionism. It also explains why protectionism is a dangerous policy. The pitfalls of the policy, as well as previous implementations, are listed to demonstrate that the measures being enacted by Donald Trump are neither new nor novel and have zero chance of being effective.

Multinational Companies (MNC’s) in the Era of Protectionism

This article explains why multinationals are at a gross disadvantage in the protectionist era. It also lists down some of the biggest challenges that will be faced by these multinationals in the near future.

Some Insights into the Infosys and TATA Sagas that are Relevant to all Organizations

This article is a case study of the Indian corporates, Infosys, and the TATA group, about the issues being faced by them over the last two to three years and which hold important insights and learning’s for all organizations. As part of the discussion, this article examines several insights that arise from the ongoing sagas of these two firms and which are essential for all students and practitioners of management.

The Singapore Growth Model

This article explains the economic model behind Singapore’s success. It enumerates Singapore’s achievements and also explains how both capitalism and welfare state form part of the Singapore model.

How do Firms such as Uber, AirBnB, and Upwork Compete in the New Digital Economy ?

How do firms such as Uber, AirBnB, and Upwork compete in the emerging digital economy? Are there any downsides to this new world of work? Or, is it a win-win proposition for all stakeholders? This article explores these themes and recommends that all stakeholders come together to usher in the next wave of innovation and revolution in the way business works so that everyone benefits in the end.

Causes for the Present Slowdown in the Indian Economy ?

This article examines the causes of the present economic slowdown in the Indian Economy by analyzing threadbare the factors that have caused it. The key themes in this article revolve around the longer term trends as well as the shorter duration consequences of Demonetization and GST as well as the global slowdown in addition to globalization being on a slow slope.

Will London Still be the Financial Capital of the World ?

This article explains the impact of Brexit on the economy of London. It describes how the financial sector jobs are likely to exit the city. However, it also explains that a mass exodus is unlikely.

Houston Disaster and Federal Flood Insurance

This article explains how subsidized flood insurance increased the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. It also explains why the government should abandon this policy.

Can the Government be Run Like a Business?

This article explains the reasons why it is impossible to run the government like a business. It describes how the two forms of organizations are fundamentally different and how Trump has made misleading claims.

The Business Model of AirBnB

This article explains the business model of AirBnB. It also lists down and describes the common issues affecting people in the AirBnB ecosystem.

Is this the New Normal for the Indian Economy?

The Indian Economy has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Faced with a slowdown and the possibility of faster growth, not on the horizon, the chances of a New Normal of low growth and slower job creation loom large on the radar. This article explains the reasons for the New Normal and argues that the structural reforms that have been introduced would take time to materialize into actual results on the ground. The key theme in this article is that it is better to be realistic instead of being overly optimistic and at the same time, not giving in to pessimism.

The Argument for Privatization of Airports

This article explains the issue of privatization of airports. It explains both the advantages as well as the disadvantages related to the issue.

ERISA Act - The Government Mandated Stock Market Crash

This article explains how the ERISA act is likely to cause a stock market crash. The effects of this crash on the American people, American investors, as well as the emerging markets, have been explained in this article.

Immigration in the Age of Trump and Brexit and What Potential Immigrants Can Do

It is a fact that immigration to the West has become more difficult in the present times. The election of President Trump in the United States and the Brexit Vote in the United Kingdom have made immigrants unwelcome. Moreover, even Australia and New Zealand are tightening the rules. However, Canada and Germany seem to be attractive. This article explains the present situation in these countries as far as immigration is concerned and suggests some steps that potential immigrants can take.

Global Race between American and Chinese Firms for Profitability and Survival

This article discusses the global race between American and Chinese firms for profitability and sheer survival. The key themes that are examined include the levels of support that they are getting from their respective governments as well as how both governments are aiding them in their quest for global domination. In addition, this article also discusses other trends in the global economy.

Challenges Facing Indian Corporates Operating in a Low Growth Environment

Indian Corporates are struggling with high debts and low growth. This has created a double whammy for them which are further compounded by Demonetization and GST. Perhaps, this is the first serious domestic downturn since the liberalization of the Indian Economy and comes at a time when oil prices are at historical lows and the global economies are rebounding. The government is trying to help them through stimulus and other policy measures. This article examines these themes from multiple perspectives.

Demonetization, One Year On: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This article examines and analyzes the impact of Demonetization on the Indian Economy. The discussion is as much about analyzing the impact on the economy as it is about the need to introduce behavioral changes in a gradual and planned manner. The key theme of this article is that structural changes take the time that too in a complex economy such as India, and hence, it would have been better if the measure was phased and not sudden.

What the Current Wave of Protectionism and Populism mean for the Future of Globalization and Free Trade

The present wave of populism and protectionism threatens the gains from globalization. The public anger after the 2008 crisis should be addressed for mutual prosperity. Further, financial globalization is continuing, and trade led globalization is faltering. Thus, this article analytically examines these themes and suggests that unless we address the causes of the populist anger, we might yet again witness another crisis.

How Global Firms can Benefit from the Worldwide Rush into Renewable Energy Sources

There is an energy revolution underway across the world. The transition from nonrenewable energy to renewable sources presents opportunities for global investors and firms who can benefit literally as well as metaphorically from the “Windfall” of the sunny investments and the highly charged returns that come from such investments. This article explains the reasons for this energy shift and discusses how global firms and investors can profit from these trends.

Turning the Heat On: A Case Study of the Indian Solar Industry

India is on the cusp of a renewable energy revolution, and Solar seems to be powering much of the ambition and the hype surrounding this transformation. This case study seeks to review the reasons for the solar drive and using some real-world examples; we aim to illustrate some of the caution as well as the optimism that has made investors both hopeful and cautious. We recommend that there has to be cautious and guarded optimism before one rushes to invest in the sector.

The Kansas Experiment

This article explains the Kansas experiment. It lists down the mistakes that lead to the economic failure of the state of Kansas as well the effects that followed the failure.

Prospects for the Indian Economy in 2018: Turbulence, Recovery, or Steady Growth?

Will the Indian Economy maintain its growth rates in 2018? Will there be turbulence ahead or whether there would be a recovery? The answers to these questions would depend on various factors that would be discussed in this article. The key theme of this article is that there is enough scope for Big Bang Reforms in 2018 and with sufficient political will and support from Indian Industry; the Indian Economy can indeed be turbocharged in 2018.

Amazon’s Tax Evasion Game

This article provides details of Amazons tax evasion. The article lists down how Amazon has been unfairly avoiding taxes in the United States as well as in Europe. It also explains how closing of these loopholes is affecting Amazon’s business.

Game Changing Digital Governance Ideas: The Case Study of Aadhar in India

Aadhar or the process of Universal Identity Numbers for Indians can be a game changer in the way Digital Governance can transform Indian Society and Polity. However, there are some concerns over privacy and security of the Personal Information and the Biometric Data that is being collected. On the other hand, if the government allays these concerns, the Aadhar initiative can indeed help in plugging leakages and revolutionizing last mile delivery of governmental schemes and subsidies.

Chinese Ties with Eastern Europe

This article explains the Chinese interest in the Central and Eastern European nations. It also explains the 16+1 framework. The countermeasures being taken by the European Union and the United States have also been explained.

Does NAFTA really Benefit Mexico?

This article explains the impact of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Mexican economy. It debunks the common myth that Mexico has been a beneficiary of this policy and lists down the losses faced by Mexico.

How Genuine is China’s Growth Story?

This article explains the quality of economic growth that China has been able to achieve. It also lists the reasons why China’s growth miracle is an economic bubble.

The Apple iPhone Controversy

This article explains the controversy surrounding Apple’s admission that it does slow down older iPhones. The issue has been analyzed from an ethical as well as economic standpoint.

Apple Inc. Gets a Tax Bonanza

This article explains the big tax breaks given to corporations for repatriating money back to America. It provides Apple’s examples and explains how companies are saving billions of dollars as a result of this new plan. The possible benefit that the average American may derive from these policies is also discussed.

What the Indian Economy Needs to Do Right Now: Create Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs

There is a jobs crisis on in India at the moment. This is leading to social unrest and chaos, and the key theme of this article is that without absorbing all the Millions of youth entering the workforce, India is at the risk of Implosion. Also, the paradox of high economic growth and low employment needs to be addressed soon. Apart from this, jobless growth has to be transformed into gainful and meaningful economic prosperity for all.

What Makes Some Cities and Regions Hotspots of Innovation

What makes regions such as Silicon Valley and cities such as Bangalore emerge as global hotspots of innovation? Is there some secret recipe for their success? The combination of geography, climate, political drive, economic considerations, and wisdom of crowds, which are listed as the factors behind these cities and regions are discussed in this article. Apart from this, this article also examines how other regions worldwide can emulate these centers of innovation that are showing some signs of decline for various reasons.

Economic Impact of the Failed Coup in Turkey

This article explains the economic effects of the attempted coup in Turkey. It lists the major economic problems being faced by Turkey.

How Uneven and Unequal Growth is Fueling Social Unrest Worldwide

The global economy is growing. Technology has made the lives of people more comfortable. So, why are people angry? The answer is that the gains are accruing to the top and technology has widened the wealth disparities. In addition, globalization has been good for the many but awesome for the few and hence, there is anger among those “left behind”. This has resulted in populist trends such as Trump and Brexit. Thus, we need a new narrative about how to make free markets work for everyone and not for the few alone.

How Low Skilled Workers Face an Uncertain Future and What They can do About it

While the future seems bleak for low skilled workers and young Millennials, there are ways in which they can help themselves and this article lists down some of them. Also, instead of directing their anger at the system and against liberal stakeholders, they must not give in to populists and autocrats and instead, look for the positives. Indeed, as this article discusses, the system can only help those who help themselves.

The Economic Impact of Cape Town’s Water Crisis

This article lists down the economic impacts of the Cape Town water crisis. It explains why this water crisis will go beyond being a municipal problem and will negatively affect the entire economy of South Africa.

Google: Conflicts of Interest

This article explains how Google is facing a conflict of interest. It lists the products that are causing this conflict. Both financial, as well as ethical aspects of Google’s new business model, have been discussed in this article.

The Benefits of Buying Local

This article explains how buying locally helps the economy. It explains how small businesses benefit the economy more than the large corporations. It also tells why buying local is also beneficial for the environment.

The Misguided Saudi Bailout

This article provides information about the Saudi government’s bailout measures. The article explains why the Saudi government finds itself in the middle of a crisis and then lists the steps being taken to recover from it.

The Economic Effects of Digital Distractions

This article explains how social media affects workers’ productivity in the office. Important statistics about this issue have been mentioned. Also, some suggestions have been provided to help companies formulate new policies.

The New Economics of the Music Industry

This article explains how the music industry has continued to survive. It explains the effect of piracy and free internet. The new sources of revenue for the music industry have been listed and explained in this article.

Maldives: The Latest Victim of Chinese Debt Diplomacy

This article explains the rising economic dependence of the Maldives on China. It also explains how China has willfully bankrupted several nations in the past.

Amazon’s Foray into Shipping

This article talks about Amazon’s latest foray into the shipping industry. It lists the likely benefit that Amazon may obtain by launching this service. It also explains why incumbents such as FedEx and UPS have an advantage over Amazon.

The Great American Tariff War

This article explains the impact of tariff impositions on steel and aluminum. It lists the industries that are likely to be affected. It also explains the possibility of retaliatory measures by other nations.

Why India Must Urgently Address its Out of Control Urban Crisis?

Indian cities are becoming unlivable. As can be seen from the events of the last two years, the urban crisis afflicts everyone and hence, it is time for collective action and not resorting to blame games. We have the resources and the administrative capabilities and all that we need is for everyone to come together to address the problems. We also owe it to the future generations to leave them a future that is worth living.

The High Cost of Traffic Jams

This article explains the economic losses being caused by traffic jams. It analyses the connection of complex problems like carbon emissions with traffic jams. It also lists the common sense measures which need to be taken to control this problem.

The Why and How of Cities Worldwide Competing in a Race to Attract Investments

Cities worldwide are in a global race for investments and this article explains the why or the reasons for such competition as well as the how or the mechanisms of such competition. The key themes in this article are that for political, economic, demographic, and social reasons, cities do not have the luxury of waiting for investments and indeed, are being necessitated to seek investments.

Why Some Pharmaceutical Drugs are Very Expensive?

This article explains the economics of drug pricing. It explains the concept of branded and generic drugs. It also explains why these drugs are differently priced. Lastly, it explains why this differential pricing is not unethical but in fact necessary for the proper functioning of the pharma market.

The Ugly Side of Pharma Economics

This article explains the unethical practices followed by pharma companies. It explains how profits and human happiness are opposed to each other in the context of pharma companies. It also explains how pharma companies are inducing human suffering in their bid to generate higher and higher profitability.

Fiat Currency and Trade Deficit

This article explains how fiat money as well as trade deficits are linked with each other. It also explains how massive trade deficits would be impossible under a gold standard. It also explains how the excessive printing of dollars could cause hyperinflation in the United States.

What are Trade Wars and How Do They Affect Economies, Businesses, and Individuals?

There has been much talk about Trade Wars in recent months. In this article, we examine what Free Trade is and how Trade Wars affect different stakeholders. In addition, we also discuss Trade Wars in the context of President Trump’s promise of America First and Make America Great Again. Lastly, we also analyze the benefits of Free Trade and some measures that can be taken to redress the current situation.

Two Myths Surrounding American Economic Policy

This article explains the two biggest myths being propagated by American politicians. It explains why manufacturing jobs are not necessary for economic growth. It also explains why it would be wrong to say that American firms are facing unfair competition.

Amazon vs. Trump

This article discusses Trump’s allegations against Amazon. Relevant facts pertaining to these allegations have been examined to provide an unbiased picture.

Amazon’s Vertical Integration

This article explains Amazon’s strategy of vertical integration. It also explains how Amazon has been able to get into various unrelated business and be successful in all of them. The article describes how Amazon let’s other companies use its infrastructure and services for a fee.

China’s Organized Intellectual Property Theft

This article explains the issue of intellectual property theft by China. The economic impacts, as well as the methods used for intellectual property theft, have been listed in this article.

China’s Emerging Power in Latin America

This article explains the increasing role of China in several Latin American economies. It also lists the benefits that both China and Latin America are likely to derive from this economic arrangement.

Impact of Trump’s Tax Plan on Outsourcing

This article explains the impact of Donald Trump’s tax plan on outsourcing. It explains why outsourcing is unlikely to be impacted by any of these tax cuts.

Why are Wages Not Rising in America?

This article explains that the wages of the American worker have been stagnant for close to twenty years now. The factors that have led to this stagnation have been explained in detail in this article.

The Rise of India as a Manufacturing Hub

This article explains the rapid rise of India as a manufacturing hub. It provides a list of the advantages and disadvantages that accrue to companies who decide to set up their manufacturing facilities in India.

Can Multinationals Rein In The National Rifle Association?

This article explains the issue of gun violence in America. It also explains how corporations can contribute towards this issue. The public relations benefits that are likely to accrue to these corporations are also listed and explained.

Handling the Dreamers Crisis

This article explains the plight of the dreamers, i.e., individuals who crossed the American borders illegally when they were kids. It also explains how the United States can learn from Switzerland and resolve the dreamer crisis amicably.

The Economic Impact of the Power Grab in China

This article explains the economic implications of the power grab in China. It lists down the most probable impacts and explains about them in detail.

How Sports Became Big Business and Its Implications for All Stakeholders

Sports are now a megabucks enterprise. Millions of Dollars are offered for TV rights and prominent sportspersons are feted like celebrities. How did sports become big business and what are the implications of such a trend on other stakeholders? More importantly, are there any collateral benefits as well as drawbacks of this? In addition, does the excessive commercialization of some sports crowds out the others? These are some of the themes that would be tackled in this article.

Corporate and Individual Strategies to Respond to the Protectionism Worldwide

How are corporates, exporters, and governments responding to protectionism? How should students wishing to study abroad plan for their future? What should working professionals aspiring to emigrate do? These are some of the themes that are examined in this article. The global to Glocal movement has now reached purely local strategies and hence, all stakeholders must prepare accordingly. Further, the United States turning inward means that other nations would step up and take its place.

The Walmart-Flipkart Deal and Its Implications for the eCommerce and Retail Sectors

This article discusses the implications of the recently concluded deal between the American retail behemoth, Walmart, and the Indian eCommerce firm, Flipkart, on the Indian eCommerce and Retail sectors. This article and the analysis go beyond the headlines to uncover the motivations of the key stakeholders to enter the Indian consumer segments. The key theme in this article is that the Indian eCommerce sector based on heavy discounted business models and strategies is only for those who are in the longer term and do not mind losing money in the shorter term.

Implications of Emerging Trends in Tourism for Developing Countries and Societies

Tourism, despite being profitable, has effects on the environment and the communities that sustain it. Already we are seeing the harmful effects of rampant tourism in India and South East Asia. Thus, there is a need for corporates that benefit from tourism to take up CSR led initiatives. In this context, the ongoing move to involve corporates in maintaining heritage monuments in India can be fruitful for all stakeholders if managed properly. This article examines these themes with the central message of promoting sustainable tourism that benefits everyone in the longer term.

Case Study of the Indian Aviation Sector: Soaring High or Turbulence Ahead

The Indian Aviation Sector is soaring high but also faces turbulence ahead. This case study explores these themes from multiple perspectives and suggests some measures that can be implemented to minimize the risks and maximize the positives. The discussion is from economic, social, and political aspects covering the past, present, and future of the Indian Aviation Sector.

Early Bird Catches the Worm: Why First Mover Advantage Matters to Everyone

This article explains what the term First Mover Advantage means and why it matters to everyone. Using real world examples and relating to professionals, this article examines how the First Mover Advantage works in the present times with the always on and 24/7 market landscape. Having said that, we also caution that First Movers should not become complacent and take their market dominance for granted lest they be upstaged by newer and more agile firms.

Why Viewing Global Trade in Zero Sum Terms is Shortsighted and Self Defeating

The ongoing trade wars threaten to upend the global trading order established in the aftermath of the Second World War. While the United States under President Trump and his supporters views the present trading order as being unfair and skewed towards certain countries and the elites in particular, there are arguments for its benefits as well. This article considers the pros and cons of globalization and free trade and makes the case for an inclusive and just trading system that works for all and not just the few.

How Singapore Became a World Class Regional Financial and Commercial Hub

Most of us would have heard of Singapore as a regional hub for global corporations. However, what makes it unique among its peers and what made it into the same is the subject of this article, which along with a discussion on how its innovative policies as well as efficient administration are discussed in detail. In addition, this article also examines some “clouds on the horizon” which have the capacity to dethrone the city state and suggests some takeaways for its rivals as well as some future pointers on how it can remain in the reckoning.

Economic Shocks, Creative Destruction, and Their Effects on Nations and Individuals

Recessions arrive without warning and cause economic shocks for which nations and individuals are often unprepared. Moreover, creative destruction of industries means that professionals must be on the lookout for warning signs. In addition, governments seem to be failing in their duty to create social safety nets to shield and buffer their citizens during economic shocks. Taken together, what these mean is that one must look back to the past for insights, embrace the present by staying focused, and prepare for the future by having a clear vision.

Historic Greek Debt Relief Deal and the Lessons for Other Nations from this Crisis

If you have been following the Greek Debt Crisis and want to know more about the latest deal that has been described as historic, this article provides the context, the background, and the way ahead about the different aspects of the crisis. In addition, this article also examines the lessons for other nations and especially India as it goes into an election year where the tendency to be populist is stronger. Lastly, we conclude with cautious optimism about Greece and how it can avoid such crises in the future.

Barriers to India achieving Double Digit Growth

With much hype around India achieving Double Digit Economic growth, it is often forgotten or overlooked about the very real constraints that India faces in terms of physical, human, and social capital. This article examines some of the barriers to economic growth and analyzes whether India can surmount them and grow more and faster. Apart from this, this article also discusses why successive waves of reform have failed to succeed as far as these barriers are concerned.

Effects of FIFA World Cup on the Economy

This article explains why hosting the FIFA World Cup is an economic disaster for the host country. The skewed economics of hosting the World Cup has been explained in this article.

Germany: An Economic Powerhouse

This article explains the reasons for the growth of the economy of Germany. It contrasts the economy of Germany and China to explain why the German economic growth is superior. It also provides a primer on the economic history of Germany.

Looking beyond BRICS for the Next Economic Hotspots

While the BRICS or the Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa grouping captured the imagination of investors for a decade or more, it is now the MINT or the Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey that investors are interested as they look beyond BRICS. In addition, the MINT countries also are yet to be saturated and this is attracting investors.

Why the World Needs an Urban Rejuvenation for Sustainable Urbanization

The urban regions of the world are on the cusp of social unrest if the problems related to urbanization are not addressed immediately. This article explains some of the problems of rapid and massive urbanization and suggests some solutions that can be implemented to tackle them. In addition, this article also examines how cities in India and elsewhere are facing acute and pressing problems that need political will to solve them. Lastly, this article also considers the Smart City paradigm that can be a solution to the problems discussed here.

Missed Call: A Case Study of the Indian Telecom Industry in the Post Liberalization Era

This is a case study on the Indian Telecom Sector. This case study analyzes the growth of the sector and explains how it has transformed Indian Society and Economy in ways that were not conceivable a few decades ago. We use strategic tools such as PESTLE Analysis to examine the environmental factors that impact the sector as well as provide a discussion on how Reliance Jio has been disruptive to the sector. We conclude this case study with a note of caution on the road ahead for the sector as well as an optimistic outlook about future innovations.

What is FOMO (Fear of Missing out) and how it Impacts all of us in the Digital Age

FOMO or the Fear of Missing out when interacting with Digital Devices is very real and a serious problem. This article explains what FOMO is, what its manifestations are, and how we can mitigate its consequences. In addition, this article also argues that while technology might be value neutral, we are reaching a point where it is enslaving us instead of empowering us and it is time we took steps to address this issue.

United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Can the European Union Survive as a Cohesive Unit?

As Europe and the European Union are in the news recently, this article examines the ideas underpinning its creation, the threats that it faces, and the flaws in its structure that can lead to the demise of the European Union as a cohesive unit. Moreover, we argue that the present fudge approach to crises that are supposedly solved without addressing the root causes cannot last for long and it is high time Europe takes a collective decision to remain united as otherwise chaos and anarchy would ensue.

How to Prepare for a Future of Digital and Physical Convergence

With the world embracing the digital, the future would be all about digital and physical modes of communications, transactions, work, and life supplementing and complementing each other. In this exciting future where machines and artificial intelligence would take over from the physical work and our minds as well, it would be bewildering to those who are not ready for the future. This article examines these themes along with some practical suggestions on how to prepare for the digital future.

Smart Cities - What they are, How Realistic are they, and what can be done

Smart Cities are the rage everywhere. The Utopian promise of living in such regions should be balanced with the realities as well. Smart Cities use cutting edge technologies to actualize seamless and convenient urban governance. However, massive investments are needed to make them a reality. On the other hand, the challenges of the 21st Century are such that unless we transition into sustainable modes of living, we risk collapse. Thus, there is a need to make Smart Cities workable.

Has the internet lived up to its promise of an Egalitarian and Just World?

The emergence of the internet was accompanied by high hopes that it would lead to an egalitarian and just world. However, as can be seen now, it has not yet fully realized its potential for social justice. Having said that, it did usher in many changes in the way we communicate, work, live, and transact commerce. This article examines the hopes and the disappoints as well as the promise and the future of how the internet has evolved over the years.

The Emerging Connected Future and Digital Utopia and What it Means for Us?

The Futurists in the world are predicting a Digital Utopia that is connected and would erase the difference between Humans and Machines and instead, usher in an era where Digital Humans would be the norm. Having said that, one must also consider who benefits and who loses in this connected future. In addition, this article also illustrates the specific ways in which the connected future would change all of us.

The Power of Technology Firms over Our Lives

It is no secret that technology has taken over our lives. We cannot imagine a world without Google which did not exist a couple of decades ago. Similarly, Amazon has pioneered online selling and Facebook has redefined what it means to socialize. In the same manner, Apple with its iPhone ushered in the Smartphone era. Thus, this article examines the dominance of these firms in the 21st Century and notes that while there are concerns about such power, it is up to us to make it work for beneficial rather than harmful ends.

Why the Indian Education Sector is Badly in Need of Reforms and Revamp at all Levels

The Indian Education Sector is in need of reform. From high dropout rates at the primary school level, to low quality of education at the secondary level, and the unemployable graduates at the higher education level, there is a need for comprehensive overhaul of the sector. This article examines these themes and suggests some measures that the Indian Government along with social activists and societal stakeholders can implement and recommends a bottom up approach to reform that works.

Masters of the Universe: A Case Study of the Global Investment Banking Sector

Investment Bankers are often called the Masters of the Universe for their ability to create magical and exotic financial products that net their clients’ huge profits. Having said that, their excessive risk taking has caused serious damage to the economies worldwide as seen during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. This case study examines how Investment Banking operates by using the PESTLE and Porter’s Five Forces Model to discuss and analyze how the larger environment impacts them and in turn, how they shape it to their advantage.

The Economic and Foreign Policies of President Trump and How They Affect Corporates

The election of President Trump upended the economic and foreign policies prevailing in the United States. At the same time, Trump has consistently been more pro corporates and big business than his Republican Predecessors and he also retained the support of a broad voter base that was left behind by globalization and technology. Thus, this article examines how President Trump and his economic and foreign policies affect corporates and argues that the United States being a bastion and beacon of Capitalism and Free Market Democracy would always put the interests of the capitalists first.

The Implications of the Global Debt Trap for Countries, Businesses, and Individuals

Debt is basic and central to capitalist free market economies. Debt is like an addiction that is healthy when pursued in moderation and toxic and when done in excess. This article takes these themes and examines the implications of the global debt trap on economies, businesses, and individuals. This article argues that responsible lending and borrowing are the solutions to the prevailing debt paradigm and that, all of us have to save and invest and not merely continue mortgaging our future by borrowing in excess.

What is Ease of Business rankings and why do they matter to countries like India?

India jumped 30 places in the Ease of Business Rankings published by the World Bank. This was promptly cheered by the government which held it as proof that the Indian Economy was on the right track. So, what is the Ease of Business Rankings and why does it matter to developing and emerging economies such as India? This article answers this question and explains why such rankings are important for investors.

The Push towards Digital India: Hopes, Prospects, and Realities

We have been hearing a lot about Digital India over the last one year. Is such a move to make Digital India realistic or mere slogan when one takes into account the ground realities? Moreover, there is a need for behavioral changes and hence, these changes must be nudged as well. This article examines these themes in addition to describing the hardware building that is needed for the software of digital modes of transactions.

The State of the Indian Economy - Choices before Indian Voters in an Election Year

The election season is approaching and it is time for the final arbiters of the Indian polity, the voters, to make up their mind about how well the Modi Sarkar performed in economic terms. While Acche Din might be yet on the horizon, there are some notable successes. Having said that, the reality is that the Indian Economy is too complex to be reformed by Big Bang approaches. This article examines these themes and provides a context for the Indian voters as the elections approach.

California’s Proposed Mileage Tax

This article explains the concept of mileage tax. It explains how this tax is different from the gas tax. The shortcomings of the gas tax as well as the limitations of the mileage tax have been listed in this article.

The Link between the Drug War and Immigration

This article explains how the problem of immigration and drug war are actually linked. It explains how the war on drugs has created anarchy in many Central American nations. It also explains how this anarchy has caused the citizens to flee the persecution and illegally immigrate to the United States.

What is Custo Brazil

This article explains why the cost of living is extraordinarily high in Brazil. The most important factors have been listed in this article. The explanation challenges the assumption that Brazil can be called an emerging economy.

The Misconceptions about Poverty

This article explains the common misconceptions about poverty that influence decision making regarding the same. It debunks some of the myths and provides alternative explanations.

How Chinese Corporations Are Going Global?

This article explains about the rise of the Chinese multinational. It also explains how Chinese companies have grown into multinationals. It also describes some of the problems that these companies face when they try to conduct business abroad.

Switching Over From Socialism to Capitalism

This article describes how socialism is a failed system and how countries like Russia and China have also adopted capitalism. It lists the measures that need to be taken when nations change from socialism to capitalism. The example of countries like China and Russia has been given to explain the context in which these policies have been implemented in the past.

The Economic Blockade of Qatar

This article explains how an economic blockade was constructed by Saudi in order to destroy the fledgling Qatari economy. It also describes why this blockade failed and how the Qatari economy is now growing faster than ever before.

The AT & T - Time Warner Merger

This article explains the details of the Time Warner-AT&T. It describes the reasons which led to the lawsuit. It also explains how this deal is likely to affect various stakeholders.

Strong Medicine: A Case Study of the Indian Healthcare Sector

This case study discusses and examines the environmental and structural characteristics of the Indian Healthcare sector. The present model of high priced and unaffordable healthcare is increasingly being challenged by many stakeholders and especially the government which has now taken up the mammoth task of providing quality healthcare to all citizens irrespective of class or status. Moreover, with the key imperative being the need to develop human capital for becoming a developed country, India needs its citizens to be healthy and thereby contribute productively.

Malaysia Launches Crowd Funding Campaign to Pay for National Debt

This article explains the debt situation in Malaysia. It describes how a crowdfunding campaign has been launched by the Malaysian government to get rid of this problem. It also explains the major caused that have led to this situation as well as the measures being taken to get out of this debt trap.

The Air India Fiasco

This article explains why the divestment of Air India failed. It explains the problems with Air India which scared away potential suitors. It also describes how the Indian government will be affected because of the inability to make this divestment.

The Argument against Planned Obsolescence

This article explains the concept of planned obsolescence. It provides economic arguments as to why planned obsolescence is not really a reality but a figment of the imagination of some critics and commentators.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: Convicted Criminals?

This article explains the details about the tax fraud cases that Messi and Ronaldo were embroiled in. It provides a detailed account of the defense used by these football superstars and how it was counterattacked by Spanish legislators.

The Rise of E-Sports

This article describes the rise of the e-sports industry. It also lists the notable investments made by multinational companies like Sony, Amazon, and YouTube into this domain.

The IMF Led Tax Reforms in Jordan

This article explains the tax reform problem facing Jordan. It describes how steep increment in tax rates has led to increased prices. It also explains the cause of the problem, i.e., the high influx of Syrian refugees and the stopping of international aid by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Braked Acceleration: A Case Study of the Indian Automobile Industry

No other sector in India has benefited by liberalization and the boom in economic growth as the Indian Automobile sector. Thus, the major auto makers are accelerating at a frenetic pace due to the combination of the various factors at work. Having said that, they are also hampered by very real physical and environmental concerns that threaten to put brakes on their growth. This is the reason this case study is titled Braked Acceleration and the analysis and discussion in the case study examines the factors that drive the growth and constrain it at the same time.

The Argentine Currency Crisis

This article explains that currency crisis in Argentina. It describes the root cause of this currency crisis. It also describes how this crisis can be mitigated. The role of the IMF and the United States has been explained in this article. Economic alternatives facing Argentina have also been seen in the light of the political implications that they can cause.

Bernie Sanders Guarantee Jobs Proposal

This article explains the concept of job guarantee program that is being promoted by Bernie Sanders. It also lists some of the glaring flaws of this program. The article describes how this scheme can lead to total annihilation of the economy.

China’s Interest in Venezuela

The article explains the reason behind China’s interest in Venezuelan politics. It also describes how a Sino Venezuelan deal would end up creating synergies for both nations. However, the limitations of China on account of the financial difficulties being faced by them have also been listed in this article.

The Mouse Charmers: A Case Study of the Indian Information Technology Industry

The Mouse Charmers is a Case Study of the Indian IT and Software Industry with a primer on its evolution and transformation into a global success story and changing perceptions about India and Indians, along the way. Further, this case study also discusses the challenges that the industry faces at the moment with the inward looking and protectionist policies in the West. In addition, this case study also examines how the Indian IT firms are being impacted by cultural factors that have arisen from purely local considerations.

Effects of Donald Trump’s Withdrawal from the Iran Deal

This article lists the economic impact of Trump’s decision to pull out of Iran deal. The economic impact on various groups of nations has been explained in this article.

Kar Lo Duniya Mutti Mein: The Game Changing Case of Reliance Jio

In a short span of less than two years, Reliance Jio has become synonymous with disruption and game changing strategies. Its entry into the Indian Telecom Sector has changed the rules of the game in addition to disrupting the carefully planned strategies of the other players. This case study examines the business, marketing, and strategic moves of Reliance Jio using tools such as SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces, and BCG Matrix. The key theme in this case study is that Mukesh Ambani has invested more than physical capital and indeed, his reputation is at stake as far as the success or failure of Jio is concerned.

Finland’s Failed Universal Basic Income Experiment

This article explains the idea of Universal Basic Income. It describes the results of Finland’s failed experiment to provide Universal Basic Income to all its citizens.

Immigration: The Key to Canada’s Economic Future

This article explains how immigration is helping the Canadian economy. Factors such as aging workforce and increasing aggregate demand have been addressed in this article. Lastly, the article also lists some problems that are currently faced by immigrants.

How Bundled Healthcare Works?

This article explains the concept of bundled payments in the health insurance industry. It lists the advantage of this newly created model. It also lists the challenges associated with this model.

The Economic Challenges Facing Russia

This article lists the challenges facing the Russian economy. It also explains why each of these factors poses a severe threat and the steps that need to be taken by Vladimir Putin to ensure the growth of the Russian economy.

The Economic Implications of Facebook Data Breach

This article explains the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal. It also explains why Facebook is being held responsible in this scandal. Lastly, it also explains the economic impact of the scandal and how Facebook plans to recover from it.

Turkey’s Overheating Economy

This article discusses the rapid growth rate being clocked by the Turkish economy. It also explains how this unchecked growth is threatening the foundation of the Turkish economy.

Spotify: A Music Streaming App Worth $20 Billion!

TThis article explains the business model of Spotify. It also explains some of the competitive challenges facing Spotify. The direct listing model used by Spotify has also been mentioned in the article.

The Free Healthcare Debate

This article explains the moral and economic drawbacks of a free healthcare system. Examples have been taken from countries like Canada where free healthcare is already in place.

The Fuel Price Conundrum in India

This article explains the logic behind rising fuel prices in India. It describes how the increase in prices only hurts the top 15% of the Indian population. It also explains, how the revenue generated is used to fund socialist pro-poor schemes.

The Gender Pay Gap Debate

This article explains the various arguments that are given against the gender pay gap. The article differentiates between arguments that do make a valid point versus others which do not make any sense.

The Impact of the Strengthening Dollar

This article explains the impact of the strengthening dollar. It first explains why the dollar is strengthening. Later it goes on to explain how different parties will be affected as a result of this surge in the value of the dollar.

The Importance of Infrastructure Sector

This article explains why infrastructure is essential for industry and the economy. It also lists the major problems that are faced while building infrastructure.

Hamesha Acche Din: Some Trends in the Indian FMCG Sector

The Indian FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) Sector has always been enjoying good growth and steady and consistent performance. The Acche Din or the Good Days in this sector are evergreen and this article examines the reasons for the same as well as analyses how the success of Patanjali shows the way for other Indian grown brands. Further, this article also discusses the evolution of this sector over the decades and how the Indian consumer looking for novelty and quality has experimented with various brands and products.

The Resource Curse: The Problem with Commodity Dependence

This article explains the resource curse. It describes how countries which have a lot of resources are more prone to poverty and political instability. It lists down some of the reasons which are significant causes of this resource curse.

The Seattle Homeless Tax Conundrum

This article explains the “homeless tax” being levied in the city of Seattle. It explains why this tax doesn’t provide any economic relief. Amazon’s response to this tax has also been documented in this article.

The World of Private Equity

This article introduces the world of private equity. It explains how private equity firms make money. It then also lists some of the problems that the private equity industry is facing.

Top 5 Economic Myths

This article lists the top five economic myths that are prevalent in the economic beliefs of people. It debunks each myth using logical explanations. Alternative economic possibilities are also considered in this article.

Venezuela Mafia Offer to India

This article explains the fuel price discount being offered by Venezuela to India. It also explains what the economic impact of accepting this offer would be.

Why The Big Tech Monopoly Needs To Be Broken?

This article explains why big tech companies have become too big. It also explains how this poses a danger to the entire business ecosystem. As a result, arguments have been made as to why it is appropriate to break down these companies into smaller parts.

Ill Effects of a Sino American Trade War

This article explains the ill effects of the possible trade war between China and America. It explains that China and America have a symbiotic trade relationship. Any attempts to bully China will lead to adverse economic consequences for both the nations.

How A Private Money Market Would Work?

This article explains the concept of a private money market. It explains how such a market would work and lists down some advantages and disadvantages of this alternate system.

Nation Branding

This article explains the rise and impact of nation branding. It lists the common objectives of nation branding and explains how several countries have used nation branding to achieve these objectives. Lastly, it also explains the negative aspects of nation branding.

The Financial Effects of the US Government Shutdown

This article explains the concept of the government shutdown. It also explains some of the most common negative effects that this shutdown has on the economy in general.

The Problem with Antitrust Laws

This article explains the problems with antitrust regulations. It states the history of these regulations. It also explains why these regulations do not add value any longer. The major criticisms against antitrust regulations have been listed in this article.

Why Electric Cars Aren’t Really Environment Friendly?

This article explains the reality of eco-friendly electric cars. It explains why the production and utilization of eco-friendly electric cars lead to about the same level of pollution as regular cars.

National Competitiveness - Meaning and Its Myths

This article explains the concept of national competitiveness. It debunks some of the myths related to the issue. It then explains the new theory of national competitiveness as propounded by Harvard professor Michael Porter.

China’s Objectives behind the Belt and Road Initiative

This article explains the economic objectives behind China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It also explains how the Belt and Road initiative is not merely a political movement but also an economic idea with immense potential.

The Beneficiaries of US-China Trade War

This article explains the repercussions of the Sino American trade war. It explains how this war will bring economic losses to both the nations. However, it lists down other nations that will benefit from this war. The article explains how the supply chains are going to change as a result of this new policy.

The Kentucky Pension Problem

This article explains the background of the pension and compensation protests at Kentucky after an order was issued recently by Governor Bevin. It explains how this massive pension problem was created in the first place and how did it go undetected for so long.

The Laissez Faire Approach To Immigration

This article explains why a laissez-faire economic policy is the best way to stop immigration. The counter-productive effects of anti-immigration legislation have been listed in this article.

The Problem with the United States Postal Service

This article explains why United States Postal Service (USPS) is losing money. It also explains how Amazon is not really responsible for this loss.

Why Facebook Wants To Be Regulated?

This article explains how regulating Facebook is counterproductive. It explains how regulations will end up protecting Facebook’s interest and making it even stronger. The processes by which regulations are used to create and enforce monopolies have also been explained in this article.

The Impact of AMLO Win on the Mexican Economy

This article describes the rise of Andres Manual Lopez Obrador as the President of Mexico. It explains how his economic policies are likely to affect the Mexican economy.

India’s New Draft E-Commerce Policy

This article describes the details of India’s new draft e-commerce policy. It explains how some of the rules have been created to favor Indian companies over multinationals. It also explains why companies like Amazon and Wal-Mart will lobby the American government to prevent this draft from becoming the law.

Fighting a Price War

This article explains what a price war is. It also explains how a price war affects the different players in the market. Lastly, the top five strategies to face a price war have been listed in this article.

The Problem with Modicare

In this article, the new healthcare scheme introduced in India called Modicare has been discussed. The article provides a critical analysis. It lists the flaws and explains why this scheme is unlikely to be successful.

Economic Challenges Facing Imran Khan in Pakistan

This article describes the economic challenges facing Pakistan. It also describes how Imran Khan needs to work in order to overcome these challenges.

Wage Increases and Tax Cuts

This article explains the relationship between tax cuts and the wage increases in the United States. It also explains why these wage increments must be followed by spending cuts as well.

Economic Impact of the River Interlinking Project

This article explains the concept of river interlinking. It describes the massive infrastructure project that is being undertaken in India. It also lists the economic impacts of this project.

E-Pharmacy in India

This article describes the rise of e-pharma in India. It lists some of the major challenges being faced by these e-pharma companies.

Can Pakistan Survive Without Economic Aid?

This article explains how Trump’s economic sanctions will impact Pakistan. It ascertains the extent to which the Pakistani government is dependent on foreign aid. It also examines the options that Pakistani government has if the aid were actually stopped.

India’s Angel Tax

This article explains the draconian angel tax laws in India. It explains the details of this law and also lists the negative effects that are being faced by India’s startup ecosystem.

Should Infrastructure Spending Be Centralized?

This article explains why infrastructure spending at federal level is a bad idea. It also explains why centralized spending leads to accumulation of even more debt. It then explains how it is politically convenient to have centralized infrastructure spending even though it is not economically viable.

Facebook’s $120 Billion Debacle

This article explains the implications of the massive drop in the price of Facebook’s shares. It also explains the causes as well as the effects of this sudden decline.

Should Prices Always Rise?

This article explains why it is not desirable that the prices must always rise. It also explains why deflation is not necessarily a negative economic scenario.

Viking Economics

This article explains the concept of Viking economics. It explains how a high taxation rate is actually beneficial and cheaper to the people of these nations. It also explains the problems that the USA is likely to face if it implements these policies.

Why India Should Abolish Personal Income Taxes?

In this article, we have explained why the personal income tax in India should be abolished. This article explains how a dismal amount of money is collected because of lower tax compliance rates. It lists down the effects that abolishing personal income tax would have on the economy.

How Countries Can Reduce Tax Evasion

This article explains the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. It also suggests some strategies that can be used to control tax avoidance and make the nation more tax compliant.

The Economic Impact of Cheap Oil

This article explains the impact of the low price of oil on various stakeholders. The global effects have been listed and explained in detail.

Rapid Business Growth Must Not Be At The Expense of Quality, Safety, and Reliability

Often, businesses that grow rapidly tend to sacrifice quality, safety, and reliability of their products and services at the Altar of Growth. There are many reasons and they include loss of control due their sheer size, Entropy due to clogging of organizational arteries, and Atrophy due to inertia as well as certain Hubris of being big. This article examines these themes with real world examples of the Indian Aviation Sector and the Tech Titans who are facing these problems.

The Pros and Cons of Amazon’s and Walmart- Flipkart Long Game in Indian eCommerce

The Indian eCommerce sector is on a roll and global firms such as Amazon and Walmart are betting big not to leave out, playing the Long Game. This theme is explored from multiple perspectives including through theoretical references and this strategy of being in for the long term is analyzed for the pros and cons of such an approach. Apart from this, this article also argues that while sooner or later the massive discounts would give way to realistic pricing, such a strategy has paid off for Jack Ma with his Alibaba in China.

Why the Business and Commerce Battles in the Digital Age are over Data as the New Oil

This article takes the theme that Data is the New Oil and then analyses the parallels between the battles over oil in the Industrial Age and the battles over data in the Digital Age. Using real world examples and marketing and consumer behavior theory along with an analysis of how Tech firms operate, the discussion proceeds to buttress the key argument of the topic.

Why India Must Revamp its Education Sector If it Wants to Become a Global Powerhouse

No developed country has reached its pinnacle without investing in primary and secondary as well as higher education. While India does invest in it, the returns as well as the results have been abysmal. Barring the top institutes that have achieved global excellence standards, the rest of them do not even compare with other Third World countries. The importance of the Human Capital to economic development has been proved by economists. Thus, this article argues that for India to aspire to becoming a Global Powerhouse, it must revamp its education sector. Moreover, its Demographic Dividend can turn into a Demographic Nightmare if it does not act soon.

Why Obamacare Wasn’t Really Health Insurance?

In this article, we understood why Obamacare is more of a welfare program than an insurance scheme. The article also explained how Obamacare caused an increase in the cost of healthcare and why people ignored this issue for so long.

The End of the Indian IT Sector

This article lists down some of the reasons that will play a key role in the decline of the IT industry. The pain points of the clients as well as IT employees have been listed down in this sector.

Different Types of Online Business Models

This article lists the different types of web-based startups. It explains how these startups are very different from one another. Some details about the different types of business models have also been shared.

Was Hillary Advocating Trickle Down Economics?

This article explains the concept of trickle-down economics. It then compares the policies of Hillary and Trump to the definition of trickle-down economics and proves that Hillary’s policies were more related to this form of economics than Trump’s policies.

What Are Mobile Wallets?

This article explains the concept of mobile wallets. It explains the different types of wallets that are available in the market. It also explains how these wallets make money and how they are regulated.

France Faces an Economic Emergency

This article explains why the state of France is in an economic emergency. It also explains why t he situation is unlikely to improve in the near future.

Is the Global Economy headed for another Recession and what are India’s Prospects?

There are signs of distress everywhere in the Global Economy. Whether it is the Emerging Markets crisis or the Indian Shadow Banking crisis, there is a high chance of a global recession happening any time. This article examines what can be triggers for such a crisis and whether, India would be well placed to handle it. Another key argument is that nations worldwide are retreating behind walls and hence, coordinated global responses are unlikely as was the case with the 2008 crisis.

What Would Happen If America Leaves NAFTA?

This article explains the consequence of an American exit from the North American Free Trade Agreement. It also explains how Donald Trump has the power to single-handedly exit the agreement even though the Congress may be opposed to the idea.

Europe’s Economic Woes

This article lists Europe’s economic woes. It also explains why the measures taken in the past were not able to correct Europe’s economic issues.

The Facebook Debacle and the “Own Your Data” Movement

This article explains the “own your data” movement in the context of the recent data leaks at Facebook. The article explains why the “own your data” movement might be a good idea of paper but is extremely difficult to implement in real life.

The Pros and Cons of Defense Spending

This article explains how a focus on national defense spending can cause economic loss. The pros and cons of military spending are listed in this article. It also explains how military spending makes the rich richer and keeps the poor impoverished.

Trade Tariffs and the American Petrodollar Supremacy

This article explains the concept of American supremacy in the oil market. It also explains how China is posing a threat to this supremacy. The factors that work in favor of, as well as the ones that work against the Chinese, have been listed in this article.

The Impact of GDPR on Business

This article explains the concept of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It also explains why this regulation is more stringent than other regulation. The advantages and disadvantages of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have also been listed.