Capitalism is untouchable for human development

The plight of the Dalits, those whom the Hindu caste system considers outcastes and hence Untouchables, was a rallying cry of Hindu reformers and Indian leftists for half a century. But today these victims of the caste system are finding that free markets and development bring advancement faster than government programs.

via B. Chandrasekaran: The Untouchable Case for Indian Capitalism –, which I thoroughly recommend.

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