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In view of the growing importance of leasing as a mode of capital finance, it is important to have a clear understanding of the economics of leasing and the rational principles of taxing lease transactions. M-85 Battle over Patents The information revolution has made the issue of Intellectual Property Rights the new battle ground for the conflict between the rich and the poor countries. Is it possible to evolve an alternative patents regime to benefit the poor countries? 1163 Gun Culture It is not the army that poses the greater threat to democracy in Pakistan; it comes from the long-term malevolent impact of the Afghan crisis: guns, drugs and an abundance of money that no one has earned. 1117 Last Bulwark The many bulwarks erected under law to protect the shareholders' interests crumbled without even token resistance when faced with the Ambanis' grand design in the Larsen & Toubro affair. Will the statutory auditors of L & T at least discharge their responsibility of conveying to the shareholders their views on the acts of omission and commission by the board of directors of the company? 1119 Soviet Transition What is taking place in the Soviet Union is transition from collective capitalism to private capitalism and the granting of freedoms is a way of legitimising this transition in the eyes of the people. 1137 Change of Guard What has really taken place in Kathmandu? A revolution? Or just a change of guard

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