The way we go about reforms is all wrong
SummaryIt’s a process of learning and we must build institutional abilities for democratic deliberations on our path of development
Reforms are required, everyone agrees. Incomes for most Indians are insecure and low. Inequalities are growing; economic growth has become sluggish. Labour unions have been saying for many years that labour laws must be reformed; industry leaders too. The government is struggling to make “doing business" easier for small enterprises and self-employed earners. Farmers want reforms to make their livelihoods more secure and remunerative; the government has promised reforms to double their incomes. Everyone wants reforms. Who then are the “anti-reformers" that some self-anointed champions of economic reforms rail against?