Writings: Deepankar Basu

2015

Nov 20: The 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections Calls for Cautious Optimism from the Left

March 9: Weaker Labour = Higher Inequality

February 27: Austerity Triumphs Food Security: A Critique of the Shanta Kumar Committee Report (with Debarshi Das)

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2014

June 2: How Did the BJP Sweep the Polls in 2014?

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2013

December 31: Pride and Prejudice – Thoughts on L’Affaire Khobragade (with Suvarup Saha)

October 1: What Ails the Indian Economy? (with Debarshi Das)

August 10: Poverty in India : Line, Level and Trend

July 4: Poverty, Undernutrition and Food Security in Contemporary India

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2012

December 30: Is Child Malnutrition Overstated in India? A Reponse to Arvind Panagariya (with Amit Basole)

December 1: Food Budget Squeeze, Market Penetration and the Calorie Consumption Puzzle in India (with Amit Basole)

September 20: Big Bang Reforms: Why Now and for Whom (with Debarshi Das)

March 15: Economic Growth in India: A Sectoral Account (with Debarshi Das)

February 20: Arab Spring and Imperialism

February 7: European Labour Markets: a picture of class warfare

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2011

December 30: Notes on The Eurozone Crisis

December 23: Is the US Labour Market Doing Well?

November 17: Socio-economic Inequality in India and the World since 1990

August 23: Corruption As Double Surplus Extraction, or How the Anti-Corruption Movement can be Radicalized

April 15: Reflections on Jagan Reddy’s Wealth: What Elites Own is an Indicator of Society’s Dominant Production Relations

April 15: The MIT Videos – India: The War Within – Deepankar Basu and Gautam Navlakha

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2010

August 27: Agrarian Change in Eastern India: The View from Bihar

May 23: The Eurozone Crisis: Macroeconomics and Class Struggle

April 21: Independent People’s Tribunal Reveal the Underbelly of Indian “Development”

February 26: What is Neo-liberalism, Practically? – A Picture of Finance Capital, or The Income Pyramid Under Capitalism

January 11: Unemployment in USA and EU

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2009

November 24: Analysis of Classes in India: A Preliminary Note on the Industrial Bourgeoisie and Middle Class

November 8: Unemployment as a Choice

September 21: Failure of economics to failure of capitalism? : A summary and new perspectives on the Great Recession

August 15: A basic orientation in the US healthcare debate

May 29: Summary: Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India (with Amit Basole)

May 22: The Left and Electoral Politics in India

May 16: Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India: An Aggregate Study (with Amit Basole)

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2008

December 10: Accumulation by Dispossession under the Aegis of a “Communist Party” – David Harvey on Bengal (with Debarshi Das)

November 9: The Global Economic Crisis: a five-part study

October 23: Political Economy of Contemporary India: Some Comments on Partha Chatterjee’s theoretical framework (with Debarshi Das)

October 3: Farewell to the Tatas: Costs and benefits of the Tata-Singur Project, a detailed dissection of the deal

September 22: Hidden Costs of the Tata-Singur Agreement

July 17: Fighting Neoliberalism: Does West Bengal Show the Way?

March 25: Stages of Revolution in the International Working Class Movement

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2007

December 17: The Social Democratic Left and its Apologists

May 15: Some questions about agrarian structure in contemporary India

April 5: The real debate over economic reforms in India

March 20: Neoliberalism And Primitive Accumulation In India (with Pratyush Chandra)