Archive for September 12th, 2016

Lessons from unconventional monetary policy implemented between 1797 and 1821…

September 12, 2016

Patrick O’Brien and Nuno Palma have some lessons from history of unconventional monetary policy. Actually just as when economists say this time is different, we should be worried. Similarly when they say “this policy is unprecedented”, we should question it as there will mostly be some historical precedent. This is especially true on monetary (and trade) matters, where similar issues have cropped up every now and then. The names may change and even some nature, but the broad idea is likely to have a precedence.

The authors argue the same for unconventional monetary policy:

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Here are the 10 oldest companies in India that are still going strong…

September 12, 2016

Shailesh Menon of ET Bureau has a piece of ten oldest companies in India which are still doing good:

The life expectancy rate of companies is shrinking rapidly world over. According to leadership guru Steven Denning, the life expectancy rate of Fortune-500 companies has reduced from around 75 years in the 1950s to less than 15 years now. Defying this average, a list of Indian companies have been in existence for over 100 years — and several of them are still going strong.

Here is the list:

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In this country of job-seekers, who’s going to create jobs? (the caste angle)…

September 12, 2016

Aakar Patel has an interesting piece questioning the entire hoopla around Indian economy.

He says in this country of job seekers, we just don’t have enough job creators. He does not look at usual stuff around which sector etc will push growth. But discusses the role of entrepreneurship and caste in job creation:

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