Articles

Lessons from India’s tortuous path to make tech work for the people
Lessons from India’s tortuous path to make tech work for the people

India’s experience with providing a digital identity to a billion-plus people through Aadhaar and with financial inclusion shows why it’s important to take the state, society and markets along. And how it’s tough to anticipate the unintended consequences

Who do economists serve, really?
Who do economists serve, really?

Mainstream economic theories do not fit reality. Two new books, ‘Measuring What Counts’ and ‘Good Economics for Hard Times’, provide a counterview: Instead of treating people as data, listen to them, and find answers to their real problems for inclusive, sustainable progress

Year End Special

The best of 2019

Twenty stories on cautionary tales, purpose and ethical conflicts, India’s pulse points, understanding technology’s impact and potential, and preparing for change