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Neelkanth Mishra: “Measured economic activity is all about humans providing goods or services to one another. We now need fewer workers for the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, and while India needs more people in essential services like education, healthcare and finance, these would also become less people-intensive over time. Steady growth in commercialised leisure could be the job creator economies need, particularly as rising leisure spending by people in more prosperous nations could also show up in India. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism created 40 million jobs in India between 2014 and 2019, and this segment has also been among the most impacted in the last year and a half. Its revival could help narrow the wealth inequality exacerbated by the pandemic. Over the medium-term too this could provide opportunities for investment and job creation.”

Paul Collits: “Politicians are nowadays greedy, motivated by career, factionalised, prone to lying, controlled by outside interests, fearful of losing their power and seemingly willing to do anything to get off the hook. They are patently driven by the enjoyment of power, accessing the perks of office, protecting their mates, setting up post-political career opportunities and settling scores. There is little evidence that they are focused on problem solving (as per the rational actor model), even remotely interested in it or equipped to do it…Whatever else they are, our leaders are not being remotely rational.”

David Perell: “People often ask where writers get their ideas. One simple answer: Tweet often and turn your best ideas into articles.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.