The following booklet titled “The Role of Free Enterprise: A Case for Economic Democracy” written by M. R. Masani introduces a sense of foreboding about the increasing centrism of the Indian economy by drawing an analogy with Soviet communist models of development. With trends of nationalisation of life insurance and the incursion of the State Trading Corporation in fields of trade, the author believes that the increasing monopolisation by central authorities without parliamentary discussion remains detrimental to democratic values. As self-interests of farmers and managers increasingly come to be managed by bureaucratic aspirations, public decisions are further undermined. The author strengthens his argument by quoting Gandhi, who stated once that “the violence of private ownership is less injurious than the violence of the state”. In conclusion, the author welcomes the establishment of the Forum of Free Enterprises as a prevention against “the creeping paralysis of the welfare state”.