Saturday, November 12, 2005

Now, hear this!

Bibek Debroy writes about a study he has done with Laveesh Bhandari on economic freedom in various states. Do you want to know the most free state (econmically speaking)?

Tamil Nadu !

Last year's study ranked Gujarat as the No. 1 state, and it landed Debroy into some serious soup. [I found a later report that said that Sonia Gandhi didn't accept his resignation, and he had agreed to stay. He still seems to be with the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.] He makes an oblique reference to that incident:

... Our 2004 rankings resulted in some controversy in the first half of 2005, chiefly because people hadn't bothered to read what we had actually done. ...