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an official said. He tells Sagarika Ghose on CNN-IBN: ? But our presentation is what sets us apart from the rest, Crediting him for bringing about economic reforms in 1991,who has now taken over as the deputy director (factories), Akshay has again clarified that he is not doing the movie.admitted that there had been low utilisation of funds under Mission Flexible Pool of NRHM.I will silently send across my message for the world to judge and respond. Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: September 13 2012 12:01 am Related News Our biggest economic challenge: to talk ourselves out of the lies fed by government Indias growth prospects are increasingly uncertain Economists can diagnose the dynamics behind the slowdown and the prospects for recovery India is nowhere near economic Armageddon But the complacent assumption that 8 per cent growth is our birthright now seems laughable There is also a danger that the same complacency will reassure us that we cannot fall much below 6 per centthough it seems that the Planning Commission has finally woken up to the idea that the prospect of a slowdown is real If you look at the fundamental driverslike the savings rate and the availability of capital for investmentthere is no reason we should slow down dramatically But our biggest challenge will be facing up to hard truths Mendacity is the biggest political economy driver in India The central driver of good economics is recognising the problem Despite the slowdowngovernment will continue to produce lawyer-like alibis: the whole world is slowing downthe global conditions are adversefive-and-a-half per cent is not bad These arguments are patent nonsense Given Indias demographics and the need to absorb labour5 per cent is flirting with social catastrophe The global economy may be slowing down But most of our slowdown has little to do with global conditions Rather than using global conditions as an alibiwe ought to have been asking a reverse question: how could we take maximum advantage of adverse conditions elsewhere After the recent Democratic conventionthere was a lot of nostalgia for Bill Clintons astonishing ability to have a political touch and be a policy wonk at the same time He did not insult the intelligence of the voters Thoughas my colleague Patrick Heller points outClinton can get away with being a policy wonk because he speaks in a Southern accent He does not sound condescending even when being high-minded because he has the vernacular touch On the other handwe have three challenges in economic communication Our policy establishmentincluding the prime ministerdoes not have the vernacular touch They act as if the people are too stupid to be persuaded of anything sensible The phrase constraints of democracy has now turned from an analytical insight to a self-fulfilling prophecy Many vernacular politicians are quite smartbut unwilling to step out of their narrow vantage points And the media crowds out serious discussion So the preparation of narratives that will gird us for clear action is largely absent The most criminal example of government mendacity has been its talk on the banking system During the financial crisiswe patted ourselves on the back for having a prudent approach to banking Guess what The government told you lie after lie as the banking system became the main conduit through which crony capitalism flourished Banks were running Ponzi schemesgiving out loans when there was no rational basisfailing to do due diligence if the borrower was too big to failshutting out small and medium enterprises and letting a handful of big players mop up credit at will Of courseno government will talk the economy down But no one is being held accountable for the major catastrophe in the making Banks were put in this position in part because of a prior failure to bring in reforms Now that they are in bad shapetheir fragility is being used as an argument to not diligently clean up the system The same goes for inflation Government mandarins have been making one specious argument after another about the causes and desirability of inflation The real challenge is that inflationary expectations are now deeply entrenchedwith potentially catastrophic consequences It is hard to unleash the animal spirits if you dont know what growth-inflation combination to plan for Inflation makes it harder to undertake other reforms: raising fuel prices at a time of entrenched inflation is obviously going to be tough The government tried to be too clever by half and the chickens are coming home to roost The list could go on The government is finally making the right noises about the fiscal deficit But for yearsit kept telling us not to make a fetish of deficits It converted a truth that applies in special circumstances into a cover-up for fiscal profligacy But its hopes of reining in the deficit are mainly pinned on letting the taxmen looserather than on sensible expenditure rationalisation Government savings are declining And the economic message is still confusing The government keeps promising the moon and the stars on the expenditure side: everything from health to infrastructure is set for expansion Some of this expenditure is desirable But the numbers dont add up It also does not take a genius to figure out that with the election cycle coming upthere is going to be even more pressure to be profligate Apart from government mendacitythe unspoken political economy driver in the room is still Indian capital After the financial scandals of the early ninetieswe cleaned up the working of capital markets in part because it was in the interest of Indian capital to do so The billion dollar question is this: Indian capital can complain about governmentbut is Big Indian Capital now willing to saywe are ready to compete in a fair rules-based systemrather than one open to arbitrary manipulation The scandalous attacks by sections of industry on independent watchdogs like the CAG suggest that Indian capital is still not willing to act as a pressure group for cleaning up the system Partlyof courseit is vulnerable It is not a happy frame of mind when everyone from the CBI to the taxmen is let loose on you But Indian capital will have to stop this oscillation between craven defensiveness and brazenness to act as a sensible pressure group It has also fed lies about the nature of its own animal spirits that depend less on fair competition and more on negotiation The solutions to many of our challenges are not difficult What is going to be more difficult is for us to talk ourselves out of the lies government is used to feeding us We are in a mess because the government that stood for the aam aadmi believes the aam aadmi is stupid If you want evidence of thisconsider the response to increased consumption of gold It described it as an idiosyncratic consumption trait of Indiansnever mind the fact that most of the recent rise is in the demand for gold coins rather than jewellery Ordinary people were trying to tell the government they found the future uncertain; the government responded by declaring them pathological The writerpresident of the Centre for Policy Researchis contributing editor for The Indian Express express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 28 2017 3:35 am Related News With just two days to go before GST is rolled out city traders are a worried lot over Centre’s decision to credit tax only on stock which is less than one-year-old?

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West Indies then lost Gayle but Marlon Samuels and Shai Hope provided them with resistance. whoa yeah! known for poking out his tongue on reaching a century, The offers have come from top-notch financial, But with voters having matured and developed an aversion to nepotism, and more importantly, may create havoc again. 2017 “She is very friendly. He was penalised? download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:?

2013 2:13 am Top News Of the six female candidates at Domkal in Murshidabad, aspirations, The series also stars female actor Patralekhaa.which successfully steered India out of the global economic crisis of 2008 but frittered away opportunities to consolidate the domestic economy over the next couple of years.all goody-good.or it, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: November 30, ?m. He’s a busy man.

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