Found 11 article(s) for author 'Amartya Sen'

PM Narendra Modi’s Notes Ban Neither Intelligent Nor Humane: Amartya Sen To NDTV

PM Narendra Modi’s Notes Ban Neither Intelligent Nor Humane: Amartya Sen To NDTV. Amartya Sen, November 30, 2016, Video, “Despotic and authoritarian” is how Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna Amartya Sen describes the decision to abruptly ban 500- and 1000-rupee notes. “The alleged objective of dealing with black money is something all Indians would laud. But we have to ask whether this is the good way to do it? This decision is about minimal achievement and maximal suffering,” Dr Sen said, appearing from Harvard University on NDTV’s The Buck Stops Here.Link

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Happiness and social institutions

Happiness and social institutions. Amartya Sen, 2016, Book Chapter, “Dante lamented in The Divine Comedy, ‘Born to ascend on the wings, / Why do ye fall at such a little wind?’1 Why indeed? The contrast between the great things human beings can achieve and how limited the lives most men and women end up having is truly remarkable. Dante’s question, from the early fourteenth century, remains very much alive even today. The potentialities of human beings to lead a good life, to be contented and happy, to be free to choose the kind of life they want to have far exceed what typically we, in fact, manage to do.Link

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The Dark Shadow

The Dark Shadow. Amartya Sen, June 14, 2016, Opinion. “It cannot be said that the European ­Union is doing particularly well at this time. Its economic performance has been mostly terrible, with high unemployment and low economic expansion, and the political union itself is showing many signs of fragility. It is not hard to understand the temptation of many in Britain to call it a day and “go home”. And yet it would be a huge mistake for Britain to leave the EU. The losses would be great, and the gains quite puny. And the “home” to go back to no longer exists in the way it did when Britannia ruled the waves.Link

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Progress and Public Reasoning

Progress and Public Reasoning. Amartya Sen, 2015, Book Chapter. “Central to the exercise of evaluation of progress is the conception of human beings. The impotance of greater fulfillment of people’s needs has been rightly emphasized by a number of leading thinkers. And yet the idea can be further enriched by invoking a fuller conception of humanity. People do have needs but they also have values, and in particular cherish their ability to choose, act, argue, agree or disagree – and most importantly reason alone and reason with others…Link

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Amartya Sen: The Economic Consequences of Austerity

Amartya Sen: The Economic Consequences of Austerity. Amartya Sen, June 4, 2015, Opinion. “On 5 June 1919, John Maynard Keynes wrote to the prime minister of Britain, David Lloyd George, “I ought to let you know that on Saturday I am slipping away from this scene of nightmare. I can do no more good here.” Thus ended Keynes’s role as the official representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference. It liberated Keynes from complicity in the Treaty of Versailles (to be signed later that month), which he detested. Why did Keynes dislike a treaty that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers…Link

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An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions

An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions. Amartya Sen, August 11, 2013, Book. “When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj. The growth of the Indian economy quickened further over the last three decades and became the second fastest among large economies…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 18, 2014

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Work and rights

Work and rights. Amartya Sen, March 1, 2013, Paper. “This is a crucial moment in the history of working people across the world. The first flush of globalization is nearing its completion, and we can begin to take a scrutinized and integrated view of the challenges it poses as well as the opportunities it offers. The process of economic globalization is seen as a terrorizing prospect by many precariously placed individuals and communities, and yet it can be made efficacious and rewarding if we take an adequately broad approach of the conditions that govern our lives and work…” Link

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