crisis is a direct result of the neo-liberal fiscal
regime, which advocates tax incentives for finance,
the corporate sector, and the rich in general, and
tight control over government borrowing; all this
has resulted in long-term neglect of agriculture.
Now the measures to provide relief to farmers are
being opposed by neo-liberal advocates on the grounds
that it will violate fiscal prudence and yet not resolve
the problem created by neo liberal fiscal regime in
the first place.
article was originally published in the Frontline
Print edition: January 18, 2019.