Prashanth Perumal
The real problem with India’s land market lies in its extremely restrictive nature, particularly with the case of land ceiling laws. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/ Mint<br />

The flawed economics of land grab

3 min read . 23 Mar 2015
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s 2012 book Swaraj spells out his detailed plan for the country that primarily revolves around the ability of local administrative units to be more responsive to the choices of local people. Photo: Mint<br />

Delhi’s own Hugo Chavez

3 min read . 16 Feb 2015
The unpredictability of health troubles that can serve as a financial shock to poor patients is another argument against free market healthcare. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint <br />

India needs free market healthcare

3 min read . 10 Feb 2015
Huge public ownership in the banking system has led to the predominance of perverse incentives that have rendered the system broke. Photo: Mint <br />

Public sector banks cannot be fixed

3 min read . 12 Jan 2015
Supporters of GST are convinced of its merits merely because of existing trade barriers between states. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint<br />

A single market is not a free market

3 min read . 22 Dec 2014
A file photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

GST: scrap the bad idea

3 min read . 15 Dec 2014
Individuals in a free market will possess not only absolute right over their property, but also the freedom to exchange their produce without barriers imposed by the state. Photo: iStock<br />

Reforms that really matter

3 min read . 08 Dec 2014
The single most important aspect of a market economy is absolute respect for property rights. Photo: HT<br />

Land acquisition or land grab?

2 min read . 01 Dec 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters <br />

PSUs: Modi should do a Thatcher

3 min read . 21 Oct 2014
Despite Narendra Modi’s stress on manufacturing, the fact remains that there is no hard-and-fast rule on the ideal size of any sector for growth to be considered “balanced”. Photo: AFP<br />

The Make in India bubble

5 min read . 25 Sep 2014
Genuine freedom of choice includes the right of individuals to discriminate between choices, and not simply the freedom to choose between limited options the liberals deem fit for social use. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

The liberal moral police

5 min read . 15 Sep 2014
State-owned power distribution companies are constituted to perform the task of power distribution, while public power utilities are tasked with generating power. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint<br />

How to create a power crisis

3 min read . 04 Sep 2014