Continuing with the Pretty Good Principles (PGP) idea for India: Minimal Government Based on the precept “that government is best which governs the least.” Government should be involved only in the basic duties of a government such as providing public goods that cannot be efficiently provided by the private sector. Removal of government monopolies. Independent … Continue reading PGP for India: Minimal Government
Continuing with the Pretty Good Principles (PGP) idea for India: Individual Rights Must include something similar to the First Amendment of the US Constitution which protects the citizens from government abridgment of their rights. Full freedom of speech and expression. Non-discrimination against anyone regardless of their group identity. No special status for any individual based … Continue reading PGP for India: Individual Rights
Building on the idea proposed in the It’s Up To Us Now essay that I had written, Atanu Dey and I built on the idea of “Pretty Good Principles” for India, which I will outline over the course of this week. We would love to get your feedback. India, like every successful entity, must have … Continue reading Pretty Good Principles (PGP) for India
The Pretty Good Principles (PGP) are fundamentally at odds with the principles that the Indian government currently follows. The intrusion of the government into areas where it does not belong harms the national interest. It is a “maximal government.” Maximal Government The government is involved in airlines, railways, power generation, oil and natural gas, heavy … Continue reading PGP for India: The Maximal Government We Have
Continuing with the Pretty Good Principles (PGP) idea for India: The Relationship Between the Individual and the Government Liberal society with the individual as the principal and the government as the agent. Economic assistance based on the merits of individual needs, not group based economic assistance. Government should provide a level playing field for all … Continue reading PGP for India: The Relationship Between the Individual and the Government
From the first of a series written a year ago: India, like every successful entity, must have a set of principles at its core from which all governance and policies are derived. These principles should be understood by its citizens and therefore must be Comprehensive Comprehensible Minimal These principles are an expression of fundamental and … Continue reading Blog Past: Pretty Good Principles
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