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Indian Democracy: How Welfare Populism is Irreversible & Restricts Economic Freedom
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:52

Written by P. D. Kaushik for EFN Asia

Introduction

populism (n) : the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite.[1]

This is the formal definition of the word ‘populism’, but in the Indian context it goes slightly beyond that. Today populism is often connoted with policies which support the common man and are popular, but not always rational (in the economic sense) or in the best interest of the country or state. It is a highly debated topic today since many politicians fall into the tempting trap of following populist policies simply to garner the votes. Another point of controversy that comes up is whether economic reform should precede or follow such policies since the aim of good reforms is to better the economic situation while building political support.

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Global Release of Economic Freedom of the World Report 2012 in Nepal
Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:00

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI),
Society of Economic Journalists – Nepal (SEJON) &
Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation

Global Release of Economic Freedom of the World Report 2012 in Nepal
FNCCI Hall Teku, Kathmandu | 19th September, 2012

 

Background

Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation, in collaboration with FNCCI (Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce) and SEJON (Society of Economic Journalists - Nepal) organized the release of “Economic Freedom of the World Report, 2012”, in the premises of FNCCI on the 19th of September, 2012.

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CPPR-ACE Winter School on Public Policy Research Methods
Friday, 05 October 2012 20:58

CPPR13 January - 01 February 2013, Cochin, Kerala, IndiaACE

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Asia Centre for Enterprise (ACE) are proud to launch the CPPR-ACE Winter School 2013. The first program of this series, Summer School 2012 was a huge success with participants from Europe, Central and South Asia. The Winter School will offer a three-week immersion in public policy research methods.

The objective of the program is to equip researchers with the tools and techniques necessary to produce outstanding research on important problems of public policy, with the goal of improving governance and the freedom and prosperity of citizens.

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Economic Freedom Network Asia conference 2012

"How Welfare Populism Destroys Prosperity: the Populist Challenge to Economic Freedom"

Statement on Liberal Views on Populism


Freedom Barometer Asia 2012


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