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The Pragati Podcast

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Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from Ind… read more


Ep. 49: The Rightness of Rights

Is a negative right a positive idea? Why is a Right to Education problematic, but a Right to Information perfectly alright? In Episode 49 of the Pragati Podcast, Yazad Jal joins hosts Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath to discuss negative and positive rights. Yazad Jal is a libertarian, and a Fellow for Economic Policy at the Takshashila Institution.

Please excuse the subpar quality of sound in the introductory part of this episode, once Yazad's interview begins the quality is fine.

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