Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Difference Between Sen, Bhagwati, Congress & BJP

Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar argues it's almost none, period.

Some journalists have equated the Amartya Sen-vs-Jagdish Bhagwati debate with the Congress-versus-BJP debate in the coming general election. Rubbish! Sen does not embody the Congress, nor Bhagwati the BJP.

Both the Congress and BJP borrow ideas from both. The boring truth is that differences between Sen and Bhagwati are much exaggerated, as also between the Congress and BJP.

There are differences between Sen and Bhagwati, and between Congress and BJP. Both are exaggerated. Sen is not Congress, and Bhagwati is not BJP. And the differences between Sen and Bhagwati are not the differences between Congress and the BJP.

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