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Now it’s time for Silicon Valley to profit from the new Indian ecommerce laws it helped shape | PandoDaily
Obviously Modi isn’t contemplating this merely to please his Omidyar Network advisor, Jayant Sinha. Modi is a political animal, and one of the most remarkable and successful political animals in the subcontinent in years. Modi is not looking to merely grease a few palms, do a few favors, and retire to a cushy Harvard sinecure or a Clinton Foundation seat like many squishier neoliberals from the developing world. If the last few decades of Modi-level neoliberals is any guide, he’s looking to completely transform the political economy of India in such a way as to make the BJP Party and his pro-business authoritarianism the culture’s new default setting — displacing at last the Congress Party and its socialist assumptions with a new politics that favors Modinomics. Think Thatcher, Reagan, Pinochet, and how they permanently transformed their countries’ political economies.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
eBay Shrugged: Pierre Omidyar believes there should be no philanthropy without profit | PandoDaily
Pierre Omidyar. The role of Omidyar Network in so many major events of the past week — helping elect India’s ultranationalist leader Narendra Modi; co-funding Ukraine regime-change NGOs with USAID, resulting in a deadly civil war and Monday’s election of Ukrainian billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko; and now, this week’s first-ever sit-down TV interview with Edward Snowden, through an arrangement between NBC News and Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media — shows how these contradictions are coming to the fore, and shaping our world. [...] Muhammad Yunus failed to dissuade Omidyar: "Let them make money—but why do you want to make money off the poor people?” [...] “Omidyar views the fund as a way of testing his theories about commercializing the sector. ‘It’s really the demonstration impact I’m looking for, primarily,’ he said.” << Billionaires Playground. Rarefied People.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a

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