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Re: I hope Dr. Roy will reply: Dr Roy's reply

Mr. Vamsi M. or anyone else may wish to refer to refer to the lead
editorial titled India's Bad Example, of The Times of London dated May
29 1984, yes 1984, when Leonid Brezhnev and Indira Gandhi were in power,
and the Berlin Wall was a long way from falling, as well as the Letters
column of the same newspaper on June 16 1984, to realize that I was
critical of the Government of India's economic and other policies in a
serious manner at a time, if I am not mistaken, Mr. Vamsi M. was
involved in primary or secondary education.    Mr. Vamsi M. or anyone
else might also refer to "On Liberty and Economic Growth: preface to a
philosophy for India" which in 1981 was my PhD dissertation at Cambridge
University, under F. H. Hahn, examined by C. J. Bliss and
T. W. Hutchison.

I repeat what I have said before:  critiquing India today when the world
has changed in the direction of freedom is rather glib and trivial;
doing so then or before took guts; doing so now in a responsible and
constructive and indeed disinterested manner is something I have yet to
see on almost any topic discussed by my foreign friends at IPI.

Subroto Roy

-----Original Message-----
From: vamsi@siliconcorp.com <vamsi@siliconcorp.com>
To: debate@indiapolicy.org <debate@indiapolicy.org>
Date: Friday, November 27, 1998 12:45
Subject: oppressive Government - I hope Dr. Roy will reply

>Food for thought
>    In the time it takes for a lightning to strike, Qwest can send
>book in the entire Library of Congress from coast to coast, flawlessly.

>    Thanks to Mummy and Daddy in the Indian Government I will be able
>live long enough to do the same in about 10 years - of course, I can
>always get an extension from my Mummy and Daddy.
>    We built the F-22 Raptor to be an Air Superiority Fighter in the
>next century.  The first thing it will kill is the appetite for war.
>has the first-look, first-kill capability and that means no fighter
>ever even get to see the Raptor.  Air dominance is vital to America's
>position in the World and this is why we built the Raptor.  F-22 will
>prevent battles from happening in the first place.  F-22 is our only
>assurance of air dominance in the future.
>Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL):
>    My Mummy and Daddy in the Indian Government said that if I behave
>properly for the next few years, I can go out and play with the big
>and possibly build what they are building.
>US Economy:
>    The US has the most powerful, diverse, and technologically advanced

>economy in
>the world, with a per capita GDP of $28,600, the largest among major
>industrial nations. In this market-oriented economy, private
>and business firms make most of the decisions, and government buys
>needed goods and services predominantly in the private marketplace. US
>business firms enjoy considerably greater flexibility than their
>counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital

>plant, lay off surplus workers, and develop new products. At the same
>time, they face higher barriers to entry in their rivals' home markets
>than the barriers to entry of foreign firms in US markets. In all
>economic sectors, US firms are at or near the forefront in
>advances, especially in computers, and medical, aerospace, and military

>Indian Economy:
>    The Indian Government is the Mummy and Daddy of the Indian Economy.

>It will ensure that each company is highly regulated and behaves
>properly.  We will coach them well so that they will learn to beg for
>FDI.  Bad "children" will be punished and obedient ones will become
>of the Government asset.  It encourages the Industry to stop
>about the restrictive practices of the Indian Government and start
>cashing in on the FDI - why be a leader in the Global Economy when we
>can beg from others.
>    The founding Fathers of India have never envisioned a Government so

>oppressive and self-serving.  For example, why is there such a high
>license fee for Telecom. Services or even scheme to share revenue when
>the Indian people have one of the lowest teledensity in the World - why

>isn't the industry encouraged to setup Telecom. Services without any
>license fees!!!
>    There is nothing worst than an oppressive and impotent Government -

>we should all be ashamed of it!!
>Vamsi M.

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