The economics of discrimination and a tailor-made Hollywood script
There are economic reasons why discrimination may persist even in a competitive economy
“We regret to inform you that we hire only non-Muslim candidates," a human resources executive at a Mumbai-based firm wrote last week to a stunned job applicant, Zeeshan Ali Khan. Khan, who recently completed a course in business administration, had applied for a managerial position at diamond export firm Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd, only to be turned down on religious grounds.