Liberalizing Politics

“India could use the same kind of competition in the ideological sphere,” writes Shruti Rajagopalan in the Wall Street Journal, “that’s starting to work for the economy.” This competition of ideas does not officially exist, as all political parties have to swear by ‘socialism’ in order to be allowed to compete in elections.

Also read: Barun Mitra’s piece on this subject from a few days ago, All are welcome, as long as you are a socialist!