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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

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Ep. 92: Public Choice, Voting and Governance

Is it rational to vote? Is it rational for us to think about government as a benign entity? Amit Varma is back on Episode 92 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about public choice theory and how it can inform our thinking about governments and public decision-making.

The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.

Amit Varma hosts The Seen and the Unseen podcast and was at the helm of Pragati for the last two years.

Suggested readings:

Amit Varma's BloombergQuint column that uses public choice theory: https://www.bloombergquint.com/author/473427/amit-varma

Public Choice: A Primer, by Eamonn Butler. Full text: https://iea.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IEA%20Public%20Choice%20web%20complete%2029.1.12.pdf

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