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[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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Mr. Mitra is preaching to the converted, which is rather easy.   What he
may
need to do is address the Taliban or the Jamaat-e-Islam in Pakistan with
his
libertarian ideals and see how far he gets.

Subroto Roy.


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From: Sanjeev Sabhlok <sabhlok@usc.edu>
To: debate@indiapolicy.org <debate@indiapolicy.org>
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 11:59 PM
Subject: Barun's op-ed


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>Great idea!
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>Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 22:24:27 +0500
>From: Liberty Institute <liberty@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in>
>To: bmitra@bigfoot.com
>Subject: Kashmir: Give trade a chance
>
>Dear Friend of Liberty:
>
>War clouds are gathering over Kashmir once again. After fifty years of
>endless confrontation, it is high time to think of a different
strategy. It
>is quite quite clear that a military victory will not settle the issue
>either way. While the political divide is obvious, effective steps
towards
>open trade and travel, in Kashmir and in South Asia, would go a long
way in
>building a market based  relationship, which in turn could help
ameliorate
>the political pressures. Unlike the military victories, conquests by
the
>market forces leave no victims, only winners  peace and prosperity. It
is
>time we gave it a thought.
>
>An op-ed of mine titled _Give trade a chance_ on the issue of Kashmir
>appeared in The Economic Times, 19 June 1999. It can be found at
><www.economictimes.com/190699/19opin04.htm>
>
>It can be also accessed from the Liberty Institute's web page
><www.angelfire.com/mi/libertyinstitute/oped.html>
>
>Comments and criticisms are most welcome.
>
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same.
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>Thanking you,
>
>Barun Mitra



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