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To Prosperity through Freedom  (V. R. 1960)
The following musing is an excerpt from ‘To Prosperity through Freedom’, published in journal Incorporating the ‘Free Economic Review’ and ‘The Indian Rationalist’ Vol. 8 No. 5. The piece written by V. R. discusses and contextualizes Swatantra Party’s Philosophy and Policy which was declared at Patna on 19 and 20
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Manifesto for Indian Liberals
Man is first and foremost a being endowed with the power of independent thought and action, and with the ability to distinguish right from wrong.
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Free Enterprise and Freedom (Murarji Vaidya, 1956)
The following musing is an excerpt from a booklet under the same name, authored by Murarji Vaidya and published by the Forum for Free Enterprise in 1956. The author addresses the objectives of the Second Five Year Plan proposed by the Planning Commission of India – highlighting the restrictions on
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Commerce and Control: Barriers to Free Enterprise (M.A. Rangoonwala, 1982)
Following is an excerpt from a booklet titled ‘Free Market Economy – Key to Economic Progress and Freedoms’, authored by M.A. Rangoonwaala and published by the Forum for Free Enterprise in 1982. The author emphasises that despite increased globalisation, restrictions on free trade persist. He highlights how bureaucratic obstacles, also
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Bureaucracy and the Liberal Administrator
Published by the Centre for Civil Society, a public policy think tank based out of New Delhi, this excerpt has been borrowed from Sauvik Chakraverti’s essay titled “New Public Management: Escape from Babudom”. The essay builds a case for new public management as an escape from the statist clutches of
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Examination of Objections to Limitations of Amending Power (1960)
This piece is an excerpt about Parliament’s Amending Power from Nani Palkhivala’s “Our Constitution Defaced and Defiled”
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Economic Growth with Social Justice (1969)
Nani Palkhivala's Economic Growth with Social Justice talks about the need for standards of rationality and fair dealing, of social justice and individual freedom.
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Planning by Minoo Masani (1945)
it is the problem of finding 'the most fruitful method of combining planning - the right kind and degree of planning - with freedom'.
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Indian agricultural policy in a nutshell
The central and the most essential fact about Indian agriculture is that it suffers from either the caprices of nature or, when the nature is benign, by the tyranny of governmental interventions.
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V.M Tarkunde’s “Fundamental Right to Property” explains how the right to property is fundamental to a human being to enjoy other fundamental rights.
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