The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled “Market-Oriented Economy For Growth With Social Justice” was published in April 1991, and was authored by Dr. P.R. Brahmananda. The author begins by highlighting that the Indian polity seems to be going through excruciating times and disequilibriating forces within the polity are worrisome. He argues that the polity is drifting from a Production-Growth State to a Distributive state, from General to Partisan Welfare, from national ideologies and commitments to coalitionally acceptable minimal programmes and fragmented and segregated loyalties. He further examines three alternative politics models in detail. The first approach is the ‘laissez-faire’ model. The second approach is for the state to be benevolently neutral in regard to the socio-political system but pursue a positive policy of promoting rapid economic development. The third approach is a total one – the state inculcates conscious steps to bring about economic development as well as social and political changes. He calls for a major rethinking of the current system.