Best of BS Opinion: Infrastructure push, India's stranded workers, and more

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Given the country’s regressive tax laws, infra spend alone cannot lift India out of the depressed economic situation. Next comes the way of aligning jobs growth with regional disparities. These require constant monitoring by the media, but can it do it? Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up  

The NIP Task Force has been quite aggressive in pushing for a high infrastructure spend. A K Bhattacharya looks at the details

The Indian media has forgotten how to thunder and roar, regrets Karan Thapar. TV interviews bear that out

Across the world, workforces “stranded” by technological, regulatory, or climatic change have become politically crucial to the rise of populism, says Mihir Sharma

Tax laws and circulars are draconian, and getting more so everyday. Debashis Basu explains

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