August 14, 2013
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Three thoughts on Independence Day
On social trust, on leaving welfare to society and on the problem of identity-based parochialism
This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.
For quiet contemplation on Independence Day—how distrusting fellow Indians and institutions is costing us; why a welfare state is not suited to India; and why parochialism based on identity is our big problem.
The Three Thoughts Archive:
It is a tradition on this blog to use Independence and Republic Days as opportunities for contemplation, reflection and introspection.
Three thoughts on Independence Day 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
and on Republic Day 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005;
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