Budget is a sober response to fear and uncertainty. But will it help tackle gathering storm in global capitalism?
Budget 2017 remains true to the broad policy direction set out in previous two budgets: Focus on reviving long-term growth, job creation, more effective and less wasteful protection to the poor, while remaining fiscally disciplined.
Though the role of black money in politics is well-known, and the prime minister has also spoken of the need to fix this in the post-demonetisation period, the lack of progress on this front is unfortunate.
As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gets ready to present his third full budget, excitement is building up.
It has become manifestly clear that it is a political move without an economic rationale
The India Economic Survey prepared by chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian projected the economy to grow in the range of 6.75% to 7.50% in fiscal year 2017-18
The one rationale for demonetization that was commonly accepted as legitimate was its presumed attack on 'black money'.
The budget has assumed importance because it will solidify the way the NDA government sees the fiscal governance of this country
It can contribute to the economy, but it disproportionately affects low-skilled native workers
Post-demonetisation, a reversal of the slowdown would require enhanced public spending. It doesn’t appear to be forthcoming
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