In my last post, I ask why the 'private sector or people' should exist as a legitimate dichotomy? Obviously, it isn't. In a previous post, quotes from leading CEOs show how 'private sector', better understood in my argument if I call it 'big capital', builds up pressure on the government to bring about legislation that is … Continue reading ‘Big capital’ versus ‘people’?
An interesting round-table at Tehelka - see here. The representatives of the private sector start off with the usual gripe about unclear laws, poor implementation, leakages, populism and politics. Other participants fight back with arguments for people-centric policies, complaining of how public policies have come to support the interests of a small privileged minority. Tehelka … Continue reading Private sector or people? Is this dichotomy necessary?
Adi Godrej: Activate the cabinet committee on investments to take quick decisions to clear the large number of projects held up for one reason or the otherKiran Mazumdar Shaw: A cabinet committee on investments to fast-track large projectsChanda Kochchar: improve the investment climate and for that you need to clarify the approach towards access to … Continue reading What CEOs want
Asha P. Rajaratnam ✆ firstname.lastname@example.org:38 (19 hours ago)to undisclosed recipientsWhy is this message in Spam? It's similar to messages that have been detected by our spam filters. Learn moreNamaste,My name is Asha Rajaratnam,I am the wife of Raj Rajaratnam founder of the Galleon Group ,New York.I do have a proposal for you,which would be of financial benefits to you … Continue reading Mrs. Rajaratnam strikes
Yet another reminder that a good part of our so-called progress and economic boom is shouldered by destitutes - the story in The Hindu about the exploitation of migrant construction workers in our cities, right under our noses, under the watch of governments, as well as myriad rights activists. And its unlikely to get any … Continue reading An economy shouldered by destitutes
In a recent article in livemint, the author Arvind Pandey makes a set of excellent points about the importance of a well-planned CSR programme, especially by companies that initiate large projects that affect and displace communities, such as the metals and mining industry. While the article rightly points out that in the current political scenario, … Continue reading First principles: R&R before CSR
Not beyond the much feted investor to put himself on sale...well, his time and wisdom, at least. All it costs is the price of a new motor insurance policy. Berkshire Hathaway is now in India, and Warren Buffett will welcome all policyholders* of BerkshireInsurance.com at an event specially hosted for them.Just a clever investor, this one - … Continue reading Buffett for sale