Can 1.7 Billion Dollars Imagine Wrong?

21 February, 2013 A review of Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century (Penguin Books 2009) If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? It’s a daunting task to critique a book by a billionaire. JK Galbraith once wrote that conventional wisdom has it that wealth is correlated with intelligence. By that […]

Canada and the Palestine Question, by Dan Freeman-Maloy

Dan Freeman-Maloy, whose blog is, has collected several significant pieces of research on Canada and the Palestine Question and published them as a single PDF (Aaron Swartz would be proud). He has also done a major talk on the same issue, that elucidates some of the main points in the PDF. For those interested […]

The Delhi Rape and the Struggle for Space

First published at Sometimes, at night in the city where I live, in Toronto, I will be walking alone to or from the subway station. No one else will be on the street, and I’ll see a woman walking towards me in the distance. My protocol is to cross to the other side of […]