PGP for India: Individual Rights

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

PGP for India: Minimal Government

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

PGP for India: The Relationship Between the Individual and the Government

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

PGP for India: The Maximal Government We Have

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