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Monday, May 14, 2018

Interesting readings

Concerns about high tech companies by Ajay Shah in Business Standard, May 14, 2018. Also see: Google's Plan To Make Tech Less Addictive by Mark Wilson in Fast Co Design, May 9, 2018, Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing' by Olivia Solon in The Guardian, November 16, 2017 and How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google by David Weinberger in Digital Trends, August 10, 2016.

When Spies Hack Journalism by Scott Shane in The New York Times, May 12, 2018.

Crypto exchanges join hands against RBI by Priyanka Pani in Business Line, May 11, 2018.

FRG insolvency cases dataset by Finance Research Group in Ifrogs.
and How Does One Measure the Effectiveness of The IBC? on Bloomberg, May 10, 2018.

Fugitive law can victimise the victim by Somasekhar Sundaresan on Wordpress, May 10, 2018.

Media by Julia Evans on Twitter, May 9, 2018.

What is an Indian company? Does it really matter! by A K Bhattacharya in Business Standard, May 9, 2018.

How to stop rapes: Death penalty is not the answer, but police and prosecutorial reform are by Baijayant 'Jay' Panda in The Times of India, May 9, 2018.

Understanding the 'chief of staff' position: Does Trump Want Even More Chaos in the White House? by Chris Whipple in The New York Times, May 9, 2018. "There is a difference between campaigning -- which is dividing, demonizing and disrupting -- and governing, which is building coalitions and making compromises."

What a triumph: Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone by Yaniv Leviathan and Yossi Matias in Google AI Blog, May 8, 2018.

Google Bans Bail Bond Ads, Invites Regulation by Alex Tabarrok in Marginal Revolution, May 8, 2018. Also see: Google banning advertisements of payday loans: Is this vigilante justice? by Ajay Shah in Ajay Shah's Blog, June 29, 2016.

Varieties Of Argumentative Experience by Scott Alexander in Slate Star Codex, May 8, 2018.

The Engagement-Maximization Presidency by Cory Doctorow in Locusmag, May 7, 2018.

Reform, do not rationalise by Bhargavi Zaveri & Radhika Pandey in Business Standard, May 7, 2018 and Three Casualties of A Recent SEBI Diktat: FPIs, NRIs And Indian Investment Managers by Payaswini Upadhyay in Bloomberg, May 13, 2018. Capital controls reform needs to go deeper.

Education is broken: Ian McEwan helped his son write an essay about his own novel. His son got a C+ by Michael Schaub in Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2018.

Is It Time To Bring The Public Debt Management Office Debate Back From The Dead? by Ira Dugal in Bloomberg, May 7, 2018. The implementation path is worked out in detail in: Legislative strategy for setting up an independent debt management agency by Radhika Pandey and Ila Patnaik in NUJS Law Review, 2017.

How Much Should We Trust the Dictator's GDP Estimates? by Luis R. Martinez in SSRN, May 6, 2018.

The Binani Saga - Value Maximization Above All? by Jolly Abraham in Bar & Bench, May 6, 2018.

Economic Surveys Are a Danger to Markets by Jim Bianco and Ben Breitholtz in Bloomberg, May 4, 2018.

IT moves slower than we think. It's COBOL all the way down by Glenn Fleishman in Increment, April, 2018.

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  1. "Three Casualties of A Recent SEBI Diktat: FPIs, NRIs And Indian Investment Managers"

    Besides this immediate problem, the bigger issue is that SEBI and RBI are more and more making rules without any consultation with industry and citizen groups. There is no accountability at all and no sense of doing the right thing for the citizen or not impeding business without good reason. Letters/emails go unanswered. How is one supposed to make these institutions accountable? IMHO, these two institutions have gone completely rogue. What is one supposed to do?

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