Best of BS Opinion: Simplifying tax on capital, Trump economy, and more

Visitors gather at India Gate on the first day of the New Year 2020
Has Donald Trump been good for the US economy? What are the lessons to be learned from those areas of the country that are dealing with the peaking of school-age population? Will abolishing the dividend distribution tax be enough to boost investor sentiment? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up.

Population stagnation, once associated only with the rich economies, is now also seen in middle-income countries, laments our top edit. Click here to read...

The government would do well to take a holistic view of the taxation structure as frequent changes in the tax system increase complications for taxpayers, argues our second edit. Read on...

US President Donald Trump deserves failing grades not just on essential tasks like upholding democracy and preserving our planet; he should not get a pass on the economy either, writes Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics. Click here to read...

Ajay Shankar, a former secretary, DPIIT, discusses the revival lessons from the 2008 stimulus. Read on...

Few provisions in the Constitution have grown from apparent insignificance to acquire formidable power as Article 142, writes MJ Antony. Read on...

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"I would like to say something that I think people need to know more than how I deal with haters"
 
Climate activist Greta Thunberg when asked how she dealt with haters at Davos 2020



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