Interview: Demonetisation move declares all Indians as possible crooks, unless they can establish otherwise, says Amartya Sen
On the government’s demonetisation move, Prof Amartya Sen, in an email interview to The Indian Express says: “Only an authoritarian government can calmly cause such misery to the people."
Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi |
|Reacting to the government’s claim that pain would result in eventual gain, Prof Sen made it clear that it was wrong to think that all things that are painful, are good. (File photo)|
Bharat Ratna and Nobel laureate, Professor Amartya Sen, who is currently Thomas W Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University spoke to The Indian Express on demonetisation and said, that both, the idea and the way it was implemented, was akin to a “despotic action” and betrayed the “authoritarian nature of the government”.