The pathologies of redistributive resource transfers5 min read 14 Feb 2017, 11:20 PM IST
The evidence suggests that all the pathologies associated with foreign aid appear to manifest in the context of intra-country transfers too
In Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, the narrator makes an insightful comment about the role of geography in development: “Please understand, Your Excellency, that India is two countries: an India of Light, and an India of Darkness. The ocean brings light to my country. Every place on the map of India near the ocean is well-off. But the river brings darkness to India."
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