Archive for June 19th, 2015

History will remain painful unless we invest in serious scholarship

June 19, 2015

Sanjeev Sanyal wrote a good article on the need to rewrite Indian history books which have skipped details and have been biased. However, the question remains who shall wrote these books? And do we have enough talent to not just write today’s works but continue the work in future as well?

Surya Marathe in Swarajya says govt needs to invest serously in generating history scholarship in future:

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Bitcoin will be money if it becomes boring

June 19, 2015

A nice piece by Prof Noah Smith.

He says bitcoin is too volatile at the moment. It can only become a currency if it becomes less exciting and more boring:

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What is a company and should it only maximize shareholder value?

June 19, 2015

Martin Wolf writes an interesting piece on companies.

He reviews all the basic ideas regarding what a company is and what it is expected to do:

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Bankers think they have an ethical duty to steal from taxpayers..

June 19, 2015

Interview of Prof Ed Kane of Boston College. he has been a critique of fancy finance for a long time:

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