I Am Indeed Anti-National

aNTI-nATIONAL

(#AntiNationalism #AntiNationalHumanist) (Note: This blog was published on 30.10.2015) The nations exists to segregate one class of people from another. There are indeed instances of dual and multiple nationality existing within the same country, and also there are examples of the same nationality spread over more than one country. Mostly, the nationality is decided on …

Maoists Are Relevant!

One of the most important ingredient of a civilized society is the recognition of responsible rebellion. I stopped writing about the Maoists, positive or negative, when they started acting irresponsibly by killing non-political civilians because it is dangerous to publicize irresponsibility even while condemning it, for all publicity is good publicity. But, in the changed …

Elections

Elections are a tool of reaching a compromise between the sparring members of a group. The best deliberation is obviously the one which genuinely ends into a unanimous decision because a single wise vote is any time better than a stupid majority. However, unanimity is seldom a possibility; the bigger the group the lesser the …

Politics of Cash Tranfers

Anyone who believes that all economists are dull never met Joan Robinson (1903 – 1983), who, along with Edward Chamberlin, developed the theory of imperfect competition in the 1930s. Called ‘the magnificent Joan’ by some, and less printable names by others, Robinson – a professor at Cambridge, England – was justly renowned for taking controversial …

Capitalism Is Fundamentally Flawed

Entrepreneurship is claimed to be the most important positive ramification of capitalism. Well, business entrepreneurship is indeed a very important ramification of capitalism, but entrepreneurship is not just about business entrepreneurship; in fact, capitalism subdues the other forms of entrepreneurship for the benefit of business entrepreneurship. Moreover, entrepreneurship is a painful and risky calling, and …

Gandhism: A Benevolent Illusion

Mankind lives in illusions. Deprived of illusions, human mind is too weak to make the human body survive. “God” is the biggest illusion of all, “Money” is another, “Democracy”, yet another, etc. No healthy sane human being can live without at least some of these illusions. These illusions are contextually benevolent or malevolent. In India, …

Politics of Violence

Th politics of violence was the easiest in the times of the kings and the feudal lords. The politics of violence is very easy to understand: Whoever has more power than others can and does use his resources illegally and/or immorally to frighten the logical side of the weak. The violence, therefore, need not necessarily …