Sen vs Bhagwati: Storm in a tea cup?
While those debating, especially the two economic dons in question, know their issues and the context, those viewing the debate from outside could be blindsided
Last week a debate, which has since turned acerbic, between two celebrated economists, Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati, took centre stage. One is a Nobel laureate and the other is a perennial contender; ideologically they are from opposite ends of the spectrum. No doubt, therefore, when the two cross swords, the outcome has to be gripping. Their latest episode didn’t disappoint.