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Decarbonisation of The Economy
Published on : Friday, November 25, 2011
Decarbonisation of the world economy is a natural process which evolves due to the human need to lower the cost of energy --which has made heat -to-energy processes more energy efficient and has been going on for the past 500 years. A competitive market continuously strives for greater energy efficiency. Mr. Barun Mitra shows how the Indian economy has been following the same path towards decarbonisation after the initiative of economic liberalisation in the early 1990s. Developing countries like India, in his view, must have the freedom to choose the lowest-cost and most efficient energy solutions in order to pursue their economic development.
Summary Report on International Conference on Climate Change: Shifting Science and Changing Policies
Published on : Thursday, November 24, 2011
The International Conference on Climate Change provided an opportunity to scientists, policy makers, scholars, and students to critically look at the issue of climate change with the context of shifting science and the changing policies. The goal was to limit the rampant fear mongering, exaggerated claims and media hype, which are casting a shadow on rational assessment of climate and objectively shaping policies to address the possible impact of changes in climate.
Workshop on Property Rights and Development, Bangalore, November 16, 2011
Published on : Sunday, November 13, 2011
At the Workshop on Property Rights and Development in Bangalore, Ms. Manjula C., Chairperson, Karnataka State Commission for Women, will launch the 'International Property Rights Index 2011'. Many women panchayat members are expected to participate. Delegates will discuss issues like evolution of property rights from the constitutional and legal perspective In India, property rights as human rights, and role of property rights in protecting the environment. This workshop is being organised by Liberty Institute, in partnership with Friedrich Naumann – Stifitung fur die Freiheit, SUGRAMA, Grama Panchayat Chunayitha Mahila Prathinidhigala Sangha, Karnataka and Action For Social and Educational Development Association. The workshop will be held at SCM House, Mission Road, Bangalore on November 16, 2011.
Population policy: Big Govt or Big Church?
Published on : Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Many graphs claim that a decrease in per capita income was caused by an increase in population.Is it really so? Barun Mitra, Founder and Director of the Liberty Institute in Delhi said in a talk at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) Manila office last week that as of its one child policy, lots of Chinese are now ageing and the number of young Chinese who will work to support elders would be soon be not enough for the purpose, writes Nonoy Oplas in Government And Taxes blog.
Symposium on Land Rights and Development in Hyderabad: A report
Published on : Friday, December 31, 2010
A day-long symposium on Land Rights and Development was organized in Hyderabad by Liberty Institute in association with Forum for Free Governance on December 26, 2010. The importance of private property rights in land was emphazised by all the speakers. Barun Mitra, the director of the Liberty Institute who delivered the keynote said that India was the only country where property right was recognized as a fundamental right in the Constitution at its inception, remained in the book for decades, and have eroded in course of time. Land is the prime, and the only form of property possessed by most people in poor countries like India, he added.
Dec 26: Symposium on Property and Land Rights in Hyderabadss=
Published on : Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A "Symposium on Land Rights & Development" will be Organised by Liberty Institute, New Delhi, in association with Forum for Good Governance, Hyderabad on December 26, 2010, Sunday, from 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM. The International Property Rights Index 2010, will be released, followed by a discussion on urban and rural land related issues.
Fake drugs are a real menace
Published on : Thursday, June 03, 2010
A lot of good could be said of the Indian pharmaceutical industry. Indian companies have moved beyond simply copying western products. Concern about fake drugs is one big problem India faces. A recent report by Legatum Institute and Liberty Institute brings out this issue, writes Nick Schulz in Mint.
Safe Medicines
Published on : Tuesday, May 18, 2010
India is the largest generics manufacturing location in India. Though most drugs are of high quality, counterfeit and substandard drugs are a problem. The Government fails at putting a rein on local counterfeiters, writes Roger bate, Julian Harris, Barun Mitra and Lorraine Mooney
Busting economic myths: service revolution in India
Published on : Saturday, May 01, 2010
India and China have both been recognized for rapid economic growth. But India’s growth pattern is dramatically different. China has experienced a manufacturing-led growth, while India has side-stepped the manufacturing sector and made the big leap straight from agriculture into services. Their differences in growth patterns raise big questions in development economics, writes Ejaz Ghani in Mint.
Help the Third World -- Protect Property Rights
Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The earthquake in Haiti tells us te importance of economic freedom and prosperity.Property Rights Alliance (PRA) recently released its latest annual International Property Rights Index (IPRI). It emphasizes the relationship of prosperity to private property rights.However, as Friedman observed, the primary argument for private property rights is that it preserves liberty, writes Doug Bandow in Cato Institute.
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