Kaushik Basu’s “Policy Maker’s Journal”

Kaushik Basu and his book

Prof. Kaushik Basu’s “Policy Maker’s Journal” describes an incident where he and three friends, on a holiday in Cusco, Peru, were walking back to their hotel through deserted streets, when they saw a native girl, sitting alone and crying. Her mother had made her wait while she went home to fetch something. It was getting late, and she was hungry. But, they found food in her bag, and asked her to eat that. She said that they were for sale, and not for eating. They then bought some food, and gave her. We will never know whether she ate it. But, Basu was left “with an awareness of the human predicament that reading books and guzzling statistics cannot give.” Continue reading “Kaushik Basu’s “Policy Maker’s Journal””

error: Content is protected !!