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The View from Above

The Conjurer’s Revenge Redux (Following Stephen Leacock, Professor of Political Economy, late of McGill University, Canada) Note: This is Toothcomber’s valedictory piece: with this, the column winds up. The audience had assembled to witness the Great Poverty Escape Act, conceived, sponsored, funded...

The View from Above

Subsidies It is very hard for the theorist to make his voice heard above the raucous din of the uncultured voices that emanate from the underworld of a gaggle of radical elements who systematically inhabit the pages of such print excrescences as EPW, in which they make their case, once every seven...

The View from Above

The Economics of Land Acquisition The orchestrated opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill is the final nail on the lid of the coffin of Development. The last fig leaf hitherto employed to cover the nakedness of the radical view of development has now been shed. A new watermark, which plumbs the...

The View from Above

The Economics of Incentives Elected governments are under constant pressure to rush headlong into the catastrophe of public brankuptcy. The agents of this pressure are economists tutored only in the more ersatz aspects of what these rousers of the rabble are pleased to call “political economy.”...

Toothcomber's Lack of Clarity

I am writing this to say that I am in profound sympathy with Samares Kumar Das’s predicament (“Some Clarity Please,” EPW, 30 May 2015). As in his case, so in mine: Toothcomber tends to pass over my head too. And when he (Toothcomber) writes out of the blue about Euclidean spaces and Cobb-Douglas...

The View from Above

In an effort to impart complex ideas as simply as possible, in this edition of his column, the illogical Toothcomber tackles the profligacy of the poor and economic inequality.

The View from Above

The first edition of an occasional column that will take a tongue-in-cheek look at economics and society.
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