Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The NYTimes covers the Nano land controversy

Good New York Times article on Sept 17 with an impressive picture about counterprotests in Bengal, in support of the Nano project.

On the land issue, I think that one way to help might be to let the farmers share in the benefits of the growth on their former land. Why can't they give the farmers shares in the firm as well as some money?

The harder issue is how to prepare Indians for the new economy, as the existing system is doing a bad job of it for the majority outside the tiny slice that is actually part of the globalized economy. This issue of education here is one to which I will return over and over I think. Tomorrow I'm going to the Indian Institute of Science, one of India's premier universities, to interview job candidates. Should be interesting.

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