Arun Maira | The Indian state as a poor learner
Inability to learn and reform is a big reason why India as a country is unable to deliver what its citizens aspire to
Nations progress by learning to do what they could not do before. In the nineteenth century, industrialization enabled Western countries to grow their economies at a much faster rate than others. In the twentieth century, industrialization propelled growth in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. In the twenty-first century, China has lifted millions out of poverty by rapid industrialization. Industrialization is a process of countries learning to do more complex things than they could before.