Episode 12: Gegenpressing GDP

Our economy’s contracted. And Lionel Messi’s looking for someone new to contract with. Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul dissect both situations in episode 12 of Econ Central. Also discussed: Amitabh Bachchan’s crocodile.

Also check out:
1. Demystifying GDP — Episode 130 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rajeswari Sengupta).
2. What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been — Episode 188 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Arvind Subramanian).
3. The Indian Economy in 2019 — Episode 153 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Vivek Kaul).
4. DeMon, Morality and the Predatory Indian State — Episode 85 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shruti Rajagopalan).
5. The Seen/Unseen episodes on GST: 123.
6. We Are Fighting Two Disasters: Covid-19 and the Indian State — Amit Varma.
7. The Seen/Unseen episodes on Covid-19: 123.
8. Many acts behind the world’s worst economic slump — Vivek Kaul.
9. The US Economy Contracted by 9.1% and not 32%. India’s Economy Contracted by 23.9% — Vivek Kaul.
10. Who Moved My Interest Rate? — D Subbarao.
11. Forget the romance, a Messi-Guardiola reunion would not make City better — Jonathan Wilson.
12. Wikipedia articles on the Fallacy of CompositionCherry Picking, the Halo Effect and the Winner’s Curse.
13. The Halo Effect (2007) — Amit Varma.
14. Ganga Jamuna Saraswati — Full movie on YouTube.
15. Amar Akbar Anthony: Masala, Madness and Manmohan Desai — Sidharth Bhatia.
16. The 10 Rules of Successful Nations — Ruchir Sharma.
17. The Rise and Fall of Nations — Ruchir Sharma.
18. Do We Need Billionaires? — Episode 9 of Econ Central.
19. The Great Reversal — Thomas Philippon.
20. The Hype Around the Stock Market — Episode 6 of Econ Central.

Do also check out Amit’s writing course, The Art of Clear Writing, as well as The India Uncut Newsletter. And ah, Vivek’s new website at vivekkaul.com and all his books on Amazon.