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Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra

Sliding into Morass

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* According to Carmen M. Reinhart, chief economist of the World Bank, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to deliver many moments of unwanted drama, including soaring infection rates, widespread lockdowns,…

Marathas, Mughals, and Nationalism

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* A serious attempt is made by the present right-wing ruling dispensation at the center to erase history, disown the veracity of historical facts, distorts basic truths to downplay the complexities of India’s…

The wage conundrum

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* Labour is an important factor of production. If there is no labour to work, all other factors, be it land or capital, will remain idle. Thus, Karl Marx termed labour as the “creator of all value”. A wage is…

Trump’s Optical Growth Illusion

By Dr Santosh Kumar Mohapatra*  The US economy expanded by an annualized 33.1% in Q3 2020 (July- September), beating forecasts of a 31% surge. It is the biggest expansion ever. Americans may feel elated by this report. The government…

Who killed the Indian economy?

By Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra* There has been a lot of controversy and debate surrounding Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement that the economy has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is an “Act of God”, and it…
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