03 May 2009

Reforms, Freedom, Globalisation

In the previous post we saw Vajpayee's right-wing agenda for governance. Though the agenda is quite detailed, full of plans and prescriptions, it is not just an arbitrary collection of proposals. There is a certain coherence, consistency and integrity in it. The agenda is based on a broader vision. If we look closely, this vision consists of some key ideas. These key ideas/concepts are:

1. Reforms
2. Freedom
3. Responsibility
4. Participation
5. Globalisation

To put it in the form of an equation,
Reforms and Freedom (from the government)
+
Responsibility and Participation (from the people)
=
Success in the era of Globalisation

Contrast this with Nehru's socialism, where:
Licence-permit-quota raj (from the government) + Mai-baap sarkar mentality (from the people) = Failure.

An interesting parallel: Yuval Levin had proposed a reform manifesto for John McCain in the 2008 US presidential elections.

1 comment:

jai said...

I don't know when our country will be spared from the clutches of a$$hole clowns like Sonia Gandhi, Mayavati, Lallu, Deve Gowda, Congress, JDS, TN parties like ADMK, DMK, etc etc

I am disillusioned. I am going crazy. We need a movement.

We need Modi - he is the only solution I think.

Jai Hind - unveil the true power of India.