3rd February 2018
The amazing Indian argument where government has “no rationale” unless is “takes care” of people’s “needs”
Someone I know wrote: “if government can’t provide / take care of the basic needs of the people like elementary education, basic healthcare, drinking water, sanitation particularly in a developing country, what wud be the rationale for its existence”.
Well, the government MUST facilitate these things – by regulating markets and social insurance for the poor.
Do try to read SBP’s manifesto.
However, it is NOT the business of government to directly manage any of these things, particularly if it has the most unaccountable and incompetent bureaucracy in the world.
And it must first show that it can perform its core functions – justice and security – which are TOTALLY in shambles.
Before it can even make the claim to address other issues, including infrastructure.
India’s shame is blatantly obvious to everyone but to those who govern India.