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RE: Questions for Dr. Roy....

India is a very complex country to govern. It may be useful to be
constructive and if each one makes a positive difference in small area
within their realm to affect, slow but steady progress may be possible.

It may be useful to examine incentive structures facing economic and
social agents and attempt to change them so that a more desired behavior
is forthcoming. Regarding THE GOVERNMENT as a faceless monolith and
putting most of the blame there does not appear to be consistent with
the insights of the Public Choice Theory and other literature.
Perhaps according each other's views respect, and somewhat more formal
mode of discourse could permit greater understanding.

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> From:         vamsi@siliconcorp.com[SMTP:vamsi@siliconcorp.com]
> Reply To:     debate@indiapolicy.org
> Sent:         Saturday, November 28, 1998 7:33 AM
> To:   debate@indiapolicy.org
> Subject:      Questions for Dr. Roy....
> Ok Dr. Roy, it may be that "critiquing India today when the world has
> changed in the direction of freedom is rather glib and trivial".  What

> should be the general direction for India?  Why are the reforms moving

> slowly?  Can India afford the rising gap between Technology haves and
> have nots?
>     The point is that while the world has embraced the principles of
> Freedom, India hasn't progressed very much.  It seems that we
> introducing policies and refining them endlessly - for example, the
> Telecom Policy.  It is as if we lack adequate Mental Models to forge
> sound national policies.  Our policy framework is riddled with trials
> and errors.  Why is it that we can't get it right on many pressing
> issues the first time???
> Sincerely,
> Vamsi M.

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