Category Archives: Economics

Opportunity Cost Of Being Humans.

Young Pravin who studied Opportunity Cost just a few years ago has once again bowled a googly or for my American readers, pitched a curve ball! I suspect that he has done that because he has read something from a … Continue reading

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Reverse Colonisation.

Looney in his comments on my post Salisbury Park, asked: “Has the policy changed? (I see a lot of resources flowing from India into my neighborhood!)” Reverse colonisation has indeed taken place but not the way Looney has suggested. Let … Continue reading

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Marginal Utility.

It has been a couple or more decades since I had to deal with this old chestnut. It is difficult to remember constantly that Pravin is very much younger and is quite capable of challenging my memory with such ideas … Continue reading

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Consumerism.

1. Organised-efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to help protect consumers from policies and practices that infringe consumer rights to fair business practices. Consumer protection in India is very strong for those who are willing to take the pains to … Continue reading

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What Would You Do In The Long Term?

Die. Yes, Pravin, you read me right. I would die in the long term. I just could not resist the temptation to come up with that opening. Pravin who suggested this week’s LBC topic takes life and himself too seriously. … Continue reading

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India’s Demonetisation.

India demonetised its high value currency notes on the stroke of midnight 8/9th November. I am in favour of this decision which will have long reaching impact despite short term inconveniences. I had gone out for a long drive on … Continue reading

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Niche Marketing.

“A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines as the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the … Continue reading

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Talking About My Generation.

I was born in 1943. My generation in India saw India become independent of British rule in 1947 and also a republic a few years later. Although I was too young to understand the big events as they took place, … Continue reading

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Bulk Buying.

Nobody in his senses now wants to buy into bulk.  The trend all over the world is to cut down, to minimise and to do with less.  And that includes one’s own size! There are however people who still insist … Continue reading

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Family Size.

This ubiquitous sign without any text is the most well known image in India. It stands for: One of India’s great success stories voluntary family planning that restricted the growth of population to manageable levels. Voluntary, except for a short … Continue reading

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