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The recent Pew Survey polled a wide cross-section of Americans for their views on, among other issues, the state of the US today, the performance of the Bush administration and the role of their...
The occupation of Iraq and the political geography of US military bases are not different manifestations of a common project. The latter is a vital component of the long-term strategy of US...
A spate of failures in recent years has raised concern about the working of cooperative banks. The functioning of these banks can be improved through a variety of ways, including by enabling...
Incentives for holding cash and cash-equivalents vary. The authors suggest that companies that have more block-shareholders have a lesser incentive to hold cash and cash-equivalents. Also, monitoring...
Keeping in view the current state of the Indian economy and the recent trends in oil prices, this article first considers the impact of a permanent oil price shock in a demand deficient economy...
Thus far, the Supreme Court's denunciations of custodial torture have had little effect. The 113th report of the Law Commission had recommended suitable amendments to the Indian Evidence Act of 1872...
The class-race divide in the US exposed so clearly by Hurricane Katrina was also buttressed by the annual report released recently by the US Census Bureau. The continuing rise of poverty levels for...
Hurricane Katrina caused widespread damage in New Orleans, a city immortalised for the music it gave birth to, but the tragedy that has since ensued, is much greater. Not only has the administration...
The recent Indo-US agreements on military and nuclear policy need to be seen in the light of more than 50 years of US efforts to have India become a part of American political, strategic and economic...
The strategies that were designed to increase access to finance for the poor have not delivered their intended outcomes. It is not just policies, but institutions and markets that need to be...
The display of the exhibits and its surrounding text in a new Native American museum in Washington marks the last stand of the politically conscious among the curators and the museum makes its point...
With the growing emergence of microfinance in India, increasingly jostling for institutional space, we need to ask ourselves if it will actually manage to finally get credit to the rural poor in a...
Instances over the last few months, wherein perpetrators of racial crimes have been brought to justice decades after the crime was committed, constitute attempts to 'showcase' the enduring American...
Newspapers describe the US army as facing one of the greatest recruiting challenges in its history, despite the enormous incentives now being offered to join the military. A study commissioned by the...
It was incorrect for the government to appoint a former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation as a member of the National Human Rights Commission. The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition...

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