The rise of the NRI, the influential non-voter
Where do NRIs live and what happens to the $70 billion in remittances they pump into the country every year?
In 1936, Radhakamal Mukerjee, a famous Lucknow-based social scientist, wrote a book titled Migrant Asia that contained an introduction by sociologist Corrado Gini (of Gini inequality index fame). The basic premise of the book was that labour-surplus regions in Asia, especially India, should have the option of redistributing its population around the world. It would be welfare-improving for everybody.