Making Black Money Cool


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s black money disclosure scheme seems to have ended, by many accounts, with a whimper. What then is the answer to black money? Stricter laws, harsher penalties? Neither. What is required is timely application of existing laws and systemic reform.BY Alam Srinivas


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Making Black Money Cool

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