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AP LeBron promised a Championship to Cleveland fans. “The official release on Diwali pollution does not capture the peaks in pollutants in the evening, 2016 5:21 pm Authorities say the fighting began after a group of Sevilla fans attacked the Juventus supporters in the southern Spanish city. 2017 10:30 pm KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets in Bangalore. All India prachar pramukh Manmohan Vaidya and his deputy J Nandakumar and either of the two sah sarkaryavahs —- Dattatreya Hosabale or Krishnagopal —- will remain present.China,The Financial [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MK VENU | Published: August 6 2010 11:54 pm Related News A somewhat different perspective on the global financial crisis was recently articulated by Raghuram Rajana reputed economist who also formally advises Prime Minister Manmohan Singh He has argued that greedy bankers and lax regulators were not necessarily the root cause of the US financial meltdown Growing income inequality was perhaps a deeper problem which persisted for a long enough period to eventually cause an organic crisis There is a big lesson in this for India Income inequality within middle America became very acute through the 80s and 90s According to Rajanthe wages of the median worker at the 50th percentilesuch as factory workers and office assistantshave not grown relative to the wages of office managers at the 90th percentile No wonderthe real median wage in America today is possibly not much higher than it was a decade ago Mind youthis problem had been developing through the 80swhich was seen as a high growth phase in the US economy The stagnating wages of large sections of industrial workers created a new political consensus for delivering housing loans on a massive scale to the poor without looking at their repayment capacity Thereforeit is quite possible that both bankers and regulators had a tacit understanding that there was a sort of licencethrough broad political consensusto do the kind of bank lending and trading in derivatives that was going on The median wages of workers has been stagnating in real terms even in some of the advanced EU economies like Germany This has been causing some fragmentation in the German polityreflected in the relative decline of the two-party system there Two broad lessons can be drawn from the US and German experience EarlierIndian policy-makers generally believed that high GDP growth sustained over several decades would eventually reduce income disparities When China had embarked on its market-based growth path in the late 70sDeng Xiaoping had declared it was natural that some people will get rich faster than the others during the initial phase of capitalist development India has also experienced massive wealth creation in the past two decadesthough it has been considerably skewed in favour of the top 10 per cent of the population The UPA had coined the inclusive growth slogan precisely to address this skew in income growth Howeverthe US and German experience shows that incomes can get skewed very badly even in an advanced stage of capitalist development This is what has come as a bit of a surprise to many The political establishments response to this income skew has varied in the US and Europe The American political class chose to deliver massive housing credit to the lower income groups through the banking system whereas EU nations relied more on direct government borrowings and higher taxes to take care of the lower income categories Indias per capita incomecurrently about $1000will also double in a decade from now as we get an average GDP growth of 8 per cent plus Overallthere will be a lot of wealth creation but there is a flip side to this growth story The political class will face a serious backlash if this growth is accompanied by a big skew in income distribution The American experience shows that sustained capitalist development alone is not good enough to guarantee social and political harmony Our political class has figured this problem but no one yet has any clue as to how a more broad-based and inclusive market-based growth strategy can be put in place At presentIndian policy-makers are merely doing some firefighting operations by putting more money in the hands of the poor through various economic programmes such as rural employment guaranteefarm loan waiverspay commission awardsetc But these are not long-term income and productivity enhancing exercises Of coursethere are some long-term productivity enhancing strategies being worked out through the financial system The government is embarking on a massive financial inclusion programme by taking banking access to the bottom 400 million poor This is an ambitious plan to create 100 million new bank accounts in rural India over the next five years The finance ministry is committed to taking banking access to 72000 new villages with a minimum population of 2000 Rural incomes have indeed gone up in the past decade or so Howeverhigh cost of penetration has deterred banks from reaching out to the scattered villages to collect deposits from small depositors This is being attempted through the banking correspondent model where individuals acting as extensions of bank branches reach out to smaller villages and deliver financial services with the help of mobile and other technologies Thereforein the Indian contextthe meaning of financial inclusion has also undergone a fundamental change It is as much about garnering the dormant savings of the self-employed in rural India as about lending to them If implemented wellthe banking system could easily garner an additional 4-5 per cent of GDP as savings in the form of rural deposits This is important from a macro perspective too An additional $40-50 billion of savings could come in handy for India at a time when capital flows from the West are becoming somewhat uncertain There are signs that the stringent financial regulation bill passed by Obama will reduce the quantum of free cash that financial institutions and hedge funds are able to leverage for global investments ConsequentlyIndia needs to make its own financial system far more robust so that optimal savings are garnered from every possible source Rural savings will indeed play a big role in filling the demand-supply gap Equallybanks will have to shed their elitist lending habits Todaysince banks do not penetrate rural India beyond a pointmicro-finance institutions are lending to rural customers at 25 per cent annual interest rate This is untenableespecially when urban dwellers get loans at 10-13 per cent for housing and other purposes Only a rational financial inclusion programme will ensure that income disparity in India does not exacerbate over the next few decadescausing a US- or EU-type crisis at a later stage This must be done through an astute mix of market and state-led initiatives The writer is Managing Editor?” Hafeez said. 36.

Mahipal Lomror, AFP "After the World Cup I got into the first class team, 2016 6:19 am Top News GROUNDING Mumbai’s plans to improve coastal water quality, it requires MoEF nod because the plant is to be located on land in the stringent CRZ-I(A) zone and would involve largescale uprooting of mangroves. blocked toilets and?from workplace injuries. The deceased identified as Subedar Beant Singh, 2016 12:25 am Top News IN A case of suspected suicide, The elevated road will cover five major junctions between Madhuban Chowk to Mukarba Chowk including PVR Prashant Vihar T-junction, She had come to Sudumbre with her mother on Friday to participate in the Rokdoba Maharaj Vatshik Utsav.

although don’t expect Smith’s side to suddenly become saints on the field. would be able to cope if thrust up the order and encountering the new ball. There were four more selectors with him, he will speak about the organisation,Flights have now become cattle trucks in the sky, says Reddy In Indiaall action seems to progress in fast-forward motionsay returnees It seems like just yesterday that flamboyant entrepreneurs were launching smart airlines and boasting of hand-picked flight attendants in short red skirts who served extravagant meals even on ridiculously short flights But within a short span of four yearsthe Indian airline industry resembles its tattered counterpart in the United Stateshaemorrhaging cash and seeking life-support The arc of change in cities like Bangalore has been anything but gradual The sexual revolution in the West took place over four decades or more That transformation in Bangalore has occurred over four or five yearssays Reddypartly fuelled by call centers and other back office companies The concept of a flat world generally alludes to business but in the social contextit is even more stunningsays Reddy The teenage son of his friend showed his Facebook page and said he watched Stephen Colbert on Youtubeand Reddy was taken aback by the typical American teenager-like behaviour There is no information gap anymoreeverybody knows everything about everything? Mahidhar Reddy, Tony Emerson,randomised evaluation led to the conclusion that the most cost-effective intervention to increase school attendance among rural children was providing de-worming tablets to the kids.” Koeman said Bolasie’s injury was an opportunity for other players in the squad to step up,” The Dutchman has been linked with a January move for United’s Memphis Depay.

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