The Troubled Measures of Progress

Prima facie the $2 trillion economy averaged 7-plus per cent growth since 2014. How this translated into jobs is a mystery of sorts.

Data they say is the next oil. The government, which is the largest repository, is a reluctant investor in data exploration. Ergo analysis is trapped between the known, the unknown and the half-known.

To paraphrase a quote widely attributed to Galileo, there is an urgent need to measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not.

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Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Journalist-Analyst. Author of ‘Accidental India’ and Áadhar: A Biometric History. Studying how the market for politics rules the economics of people!