Conflict
 
Breaking the silence on growing intolerance
Abhijit Banerjee
Posted on: 26 Oct 2015
Topics:   Conflict
Tags:   religion

Recent violent incidents in the country indicate a growing intolerance towards those whom we disagree with, as well as an unwillingness of politicians to defend the rights of people to speak and live as they wish. In this article, Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics at MIT, contends that this is not just a Hindu problem or that of religion. There is a need for the political culture to imbibe our long intellectual tradition of liberal thought.
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Intimidation, imitation, economics: Why youth are taking to terror
Abhijit Banerjee
Posted on: 15 Dec 2015
Topics:   Crime , Conflict
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Men between the ages of 18 and 35 become terrorists, and it is the same demographic that supplies drug dealers, violent criminals, and foot soldiers of political parties. Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics at MIT, contends that the pattern may be explained by factors such as the power of conformity, intimidation by the local big guy, finding the possibility of violence exciting, and frustration with economic prospects.
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