Ideas of Justice

In exploring and demonstrating the idea that it is possible to have different reasons for justice, each of which would survive “critical scrutiny” but “yields divergent conclusions”, Amartya Sen in his book “The Idea of Justice” brought to us a delightful tale of three kids with a flute. The socialist among us will make the … Continue reading Ideas of Justice


Wealth and Whips

Excerpt: " Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give … Continue reading Wealth and Whips

The Perils of Collectivism

Excerpt: "   Well, there was something that happened at that plant where I worked for twenty years. It was when the old man died and his heirs took over. There were three of them, two sons and a daughter, and they brought a new plan to run the factory. They let us vote on … Continue reading The Perils of Collectivism


The word 'tradition' comes from the Latin word 'traditionem' which means "handing over, passing on". However just because something is traditional is no reason to do it. Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay. Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and open yourself to new forms … Continue reading Traditions

Speed Limits and Road Accidents

In 1896, Bridget Driscoll was attending a summer fete in Crystal Palace, London, when a car travelling at a tremendous pace – somewhere under its top speed of eight miles per hour – struck and killed her. She became Britain’s first automobile fatality. There wasn’t a big reaction. The British Parliament had just passed an … Continue reading Speed Limits and Road Accidents

Reservation in India

Replace India's Caste-based Reservation System with Monetary Stipends The framers of the Constitution believed that, due to the caste system, SCs and the STs were historically oppressed and denied respect and equal opportunity in Indian society and were thus under-represented in nation-building activities. However a large section of extremely poor people are still not getting … Continue reading Reservation in India