The idea that strikes me about the progress of society and the development of the industrial society, is that progess, as the industrial society develops, when it pertains to society, cannot be measured, fathomed, or regulated. The more one controls the factors of production, efficiently, the more society responds to itself, and does not control itself. This is at least, in some matters pertaining to India. I can wonder, if this applies to Europe, and North America, not to mention, China. The economic problem in Greece, seems to be that the economic and social perceptions are incompatible. If people can work, then people because of situations are finding that they cannot work.There seems to be no other problem, but that the social problem sees an economic problem, and the economic problem sees a social problem.
*The Barmy army once spontaneously came up with "What's it like to shag a sheep?"
in newzelanad directed against a rather loud and drunk kiwi supporter.
He came back with "Better than a pommie woman".
HIlarious, ain't it?
Of course the Barmy army lads finished with "you've never had a woman".
The pragmaticism of largely free enterprise is essential in a nation that continues to simmer with sectarian and caste based conflicts.
Why do you think so many Indians now don't give a flying toss about the Ram Janmabhoomi movemenet.
'Gareebo ke liye izza he sabkuch hai'!! People ave moved on and got a life!
No one has the time or inclination for this anymore.
Even now, whenever I see individuals in the best earning years of their lives going on protest marches regularly it annoys me.
Like the present rape protests. Instead if they could create an institution to help rape victims through public donations, I would happily give to this cause. Or even a policy writing competition could be financed and then we could all workt owards obtainable goals instead of shouting like morons.
If you've ever been to a cricket match in India, you know exactly what I mean.
The english lads are fantastic in the crowd.They come up with wonderful rhymes, and songs. Specific too!
Our crowds, make this noise. This noise that I assume two obese persons (bless them) would make when having sexual intercourse.
Now imagine multiple thousand people making that noise at the same time.
It's not constructive at all.
But some of us, don't want to be Gareeb anymore.
I was raised very lower middle class. In the Indian context too, mind you.
I have seen the change in the NDA 98-04 & the first 3 years of the UPA1 term when pretty much everyone liked our PM.
I still like him but also accept the fact that he is spineless & handcuffed.
Isn't capitalism an inevitable part of Marxist theory?
For a stateless,classless utopian wonderland, don't we need to first create massive wealth?
otherwise we end up gping bankrupt like the early 90s.
The two most imposrtant days in the last millenium were when we got independence and when we dumpled hardline socialism(sort of).
Modi can be India's Mahathir bin Mohammed,India's Lee Kuan Yew, India's FDR, I ndia's Margaret Thatcher. He can be the one who lifts another few 100s of millions of persons out of poverty & reate a new middle class that he is talking about. Has anyone in the Congress atleast thought of that. Other than sops, subsidies, reservations & other form of populist regressive politics, they have nothing else on offer. When they have to even out their socialist era doles they turn capitalist promoting FDI & FII in India.
Infact the capital belonging to Big Industry, FDI, FII, HNIs in India only constitutes 10% of available capital in our country, the rest 90% belongs to the big saver, aam admi, common man.Why have no government to this day, brought out schemes to ensure a safe way for the common man to invest in the economy ? They could bring out schemes backed by regulations targetting this bountiful capital available, the profits of which will stay within the country rather than be expatriated to other countries ...
Governance is a major concern for the middle class in the working of our democracy. Its delivery has an appeal that transcends all classes.” But is it enough to see him through to Delhi in 2014? >>>>>
Ate least Modi and BJP are trying to make development a political issue instead of promising reservations to minorities, Dalits etc and dividing people on caste and religious basis.
Time to change the entitlement narrative. Even more than the middle class, it is the poor who need progress and economic development.
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