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Anticipating the Unintended #84: Factions Are Natural

India Policy Watch: The Indian State — Too Big or Too Small? Insights on burning policy issues in India — Pranay Kotasthane In edition #23, we tried to answer this question: how to think about the Indian state? Closely related is another question: is the Indian State too big or too...

Anticipating the Unintended #82: What Does it Mean to be Free?

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one...

Anticipating the Unintended #78: Radically Nefarious Outrage

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one question: how...

India’s local governments must do far better in raising revenues

Driving into Bengaluru’s city centre a couple of weeks ago after several months of working from home, I was pleasantly surprised to see well-demarcated parking spaces, electronic signs, and payment kiosks along MG Road. Brihat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), our municipal corporation, had finally implemented a modern paid parking system,...

Anticipating the Unintended #74: (Internet+Politics) & India’s Transition To An Industrial Society

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one question: how...

Anticipating the Unintended #72: Should Courts Make Social Policies?

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one question: how...

Anticipating the Unintended #70: Concentrated Costs, Diffused Benefits

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one question: how...

Anticipating the Unintended #68: A ‘Sin’ Called Consumption

India Policy Watch #1: Consumption And The Fable Of Bees Insights on burning policy issues in India — RSJ ‘The pandemic has shown us what is truly important in our lives.’ ‘We learnt to go slow and consume only that we need during the lockdown. That’s one lesson we should follow...

Anticipating the Unintended #64: The Quest for Narrative Dominance

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one question: how...

Anticipating the Unintended #63: Dispelling The Many Myths of Our (Mythical) Readers Part #3

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