The Rise and Fall of Nations

Ruchir Sharma, in his debut book 'Breakout Nations', examined the scrambling pursuit of emerging economies vying to break out into the big league. In his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of Nations', he shares his acumen and experiences with the readers to tell the good economic prospects from the ugly ducklings of the world. … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Nations

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Seeds of Terror

Not many know that Afghanistan, apart from being the hub of terrorism, has also been the epicenter of the opium trade. For starters, Afghanistan is a landlocked country with the sorry tag of being one of the poorest in the world. According to an Oxfam study, over 40% of Afghans live in extreme poverty conditions … Continue reading Seeds of Terror

Breakout Nations

In the last one decade, many authors have highlighted the predicaments of emerging economies, but none so successfully as Ruchir Sharma has. Head of Investments in Emerging Markets for Morgan Stanley, Ruchir Sharma is an established name, courtesy his incisive op-Ed articles in The Economic Times. "Breakout Nations" is his travelogue interspersed with the cold … Continue reading Breakout Nations

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

I took my time to read Ha-Joon Chang's '23 things they don't tell you about Capitalism', not because it was a long-drawn-out, cut-and-dried book on Global Economics, but because every chapter in this book was a challenge to my preconceived notions on the subject of Capitalism. I savored the content of the book as it … Continue reading 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism