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Nudges for betterment

Political parties contesting achievable goals, accompanied by an aware voter base, would set Nepal in the right direction The importance of behavioural sciences in economic decision-making has gained new momentum, especially after the Nobel Prize Committee conferred this year’s prize in Economic Sciences on Chicago Booth Professor Richard H Thaler, often credited as the father… Continue reading Nudges for betterment

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Good Political Culture

Political parties’ failure to adjust their ideologies, principles and actions could put the country at risk These days, people are constantly questioning the performance of Nepal’s political parties—be it in terms of maintaining internal cohesion or having enough collaborative efforts with other parties to work towards common national interests. While common Nepalis exhibit this trend… Continue reading Good Political Culture

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Beware Trumponomics

The economic policies of the incoming US president do not bode well for Nepal Later today, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. When he had announced his candidacy in June 2015, no one really took him seriously. But he started winning the primaries one after another to become… Continue reading Beware Trumponomics

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The Singapore model

What Nepal can learn from the city-state’s success in nation-building Jan 10, 2017- Foreign and Nepali politicians often refer to Singapore as one of the model nations when it comes to planning for a ‘new Nepal’, even though our own country is almost five times older than Singapore. But Singapore has come a long way… Continue reading The Singapore model

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Can Nepalis Think?

There are three groups of people in this country—complainers, planners and doers Can Nepalis think? This is perhaps one of the most common questions to which thousands of countrymen are seeking a sincere answer. I see all of them considering the problems that modern Nepal faces and the events that led to the current situation.… Continue reading Can Nepalis Think?