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Mint Easynomics Newsletter

Mint Easynomics Newsletter

Mint - HT Smartcast


In this podcast, host Vivek Kaul will demystify complex economic jargon and explain how it impacts your everyday life. This is a Mint production, brought to you by HT Smartcast

Mint Easynomics Newsletter
Mint Easynomics Newsletter
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Available Episodes

16:56
From Sooryavansham to IPL: How the Paradox of Choice Drives Us Insane
EPISODE 28
22 Jun 2022

Last week was exactly like that, leaving me in a terrible mood. And a bad mood leads to bad writing, something that I can’t afford, given that I don’t know of any other way of maki ... Read more

22 Jun17 MINS
17:39
What Samrat Prithviraj’s flop show teaches us about success and failure?
EPISODE 27
15 Jun 2022

I noticed two things last week after many years. Read more

15 Jun18 MINS
15:56
Kaali Peeli Zindabad! How app-based cabs ruined a good transport system
EPISODE 26
01 Jun 2022

The city has kaali-peelis or, as they like to say in English, the black and yellow taxicabs. Read more

01 Jun16 MINS
17:24
Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni and When Ideas Have Sex
EPISODE 25
27 May 2022

The camera kept panning on Gautam Gambhir in the nail-biting moments towards the end of a recent Indian Premier League (IPL) T-20 cricket match. Read more

27 May17 MINS
14:29
India’s K-Shaped Economy: Why rich get richer and poor poorer
EPISODE 24
19 May 2022

Those in the higher income tax brackets work for the government for a longer duration than I do, and those in lower tax brackets or those just paying indirect taxes (and everyone p ... Read more

19 May14 MINS
14:52
What Insurance Companies, Stock Market and Builders Can Learn from Shakespeare and Govinda
EPISODE 23
12 May 2022

In this episode, Vivek Kaul talks about the life insurance penetration in India which has been falling over the years. Insurance penetration is defined as the total insurance premi ... Read more

12 May15 MINS
15:46
Car Insurance, Airbags, Traffic Jams and Money Printing Central Banks
EPISODE 22
05 May 2022

In this episode, Vivek Kaul talks about inflation and how rich world central banks are currently trying to control inflation by raising interest rates. They also have plans to grad ... Read more

05 May16 MINS
16:33
Life lessons from used cars
EPISODE 21
26 Apr 2022

In this episode, Vivek Kaul shares why IPL TV ratings have dropped this year. How and why information asymmetry leads to an adverse selection. People who have not realized the info ... Read more

26 Apr17 MINS
13:39
Economists, Electric Vehicles, Wheat Production and Buffaloes
EPISODE 20
20 Apr 2022

In this episode, Vivek Kauls shares two very different things, which he thinks have a common theme, which caught his notice last week. The first was what economists did after retai ... Read more

20 Apr14 MINS
13:31
How Empty Homes Are Making The Planet Less Green
EPISODE 19
14 Apr 2022

In this episode, Vivek Kaul explains the hoarding of residential real estate that the Indian rich indulge in, which leads to problems in the affordable housing market and it also a ... Read more

14 Apr14 MINS
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