Monthly Archives: January 2013

US Budget Politics, Israel, Syria and Iran

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Israel has reportedly attacked inside Syria, near its capital Damascus. The attack’s purpose was to foil a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weaponry bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Syria says the attack was on a … Continue reading

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Telangana

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Well known Indian public intellectual Ramachandra Guha has opined in a lead article in today’s Hindu newspaper that movements to split existing states into smaller entities do not pose a threat to the … Continue reading

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How Central Bank Independence Has Become A Political Moral Hazard

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The 1951 Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord had formally established central bank independence in the United States to prevent political meddling by either the Congress or the Executive Branch in the setting of interest rates … Continue reading

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Obama’s Second Inaugural

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa President Barack Hussein Obama has been inaugurated once again. He wants to reset the national conversation away from the economy. He wants his second term to be about building a better society which … Continue reading

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United States: Fiscal Cliff

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The United States Senate has voted on a compromise to avert the fiscal cliff (Wikipedia has an excellent brief on the fiscal cliff). The House could soon follow suit on the Senate compromise … Continue reading

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