The Social and Religious Decay was written by C. Rajagopalachari. It begins by explaining how one must have an innate desire to improve and help others. Any policy sabotaging these “social urges” is harmful. Emphasizing the role of free will, Rajagopalachari evaluates Congress’ policies as forceful, harming voluntary social cooperation existing in human nature. He argues that the ruling party’s tall claims and unrealistic economic growth objectives have replaced the promotion of welfare. An expansionary monetary policy and centralized State-power have led to dependence rather than self-reliance. Rajagopalachari also argues that Congress’ policy of expropriation was against the moral laws of social cooperation, and were injustice in the name of socialism. He advocates for Gandhi’s trusteeship doctrine to promote a noble and honest society.