THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
21 October 2017

Irreconcilable differences : The Right-Left Divide in Economics

The recent clash between two eminent economists of our times, Amartya Sen and Jagadish Bhagwati, appears to be centred around the Food Security Bill. Shankar Jaganathan provides a historical context to show why their contradictions extend far beyond any isolated issue to a clash between two schools of the discipline itself.