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The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

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All public policies -- indeed, all actions by humans -- have two kinds of effects: the effects that are intended, and visible; and unintended consequences, which are invisible. The Seen and the Unseen is a podcast that aims to examine both the seen and the unseen effects of our actions.

Presented by Amit Varma (a journalist for a decade-and-a-half, and winner of the prestigious Bastiat Prize for journalism in 2007 and 2015 -- the only person to win it twice), the show takes on a specific public policy in every episode, and dissects its seen and unseen effects. For example: the ban on surge pricing by Uber in Delhi. What is seen is that Uber no longer costs so much; what is unseen is that you cannot get an Uber at all, because of the scarcity that is a direct result of the price control. The host explains the economic reasoning at work, and talks to an expert who breaks it down further.

The host will have a panel of experts at his disposal, from a variety of disciplines, and will speak to a relevant expert in every episode. Subjects covered will range from broad ones like the state of education in India, to narrower ones like the banning of 'victimless crimes' like prostitution and gambling.
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K Muzaffar

awesome work thanks

Jan 18th
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K Muzaffar

awesome work thanks

Jan 18th
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shriyak sridhar

vv. Zimmy

Jan 17th
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Rohan Goud

Thank you for this wonderful podcast. In this age of widespread jingoism, misogyny, intolerance and plain stupidity, your work brings a much needed breath of fresh air for people who still somehow think rationally. May our tribe grow!

Jan 3rd
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Jinto Davis

Great free flowing episode. congratulations on your century.

Dec 25th
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shambhu arvind

beautiful podcast. thank you

Dec 17th
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nagesh bn

Hi amit, why is there no podcast on population growth... I would love to hear reasons for it and why it is good or bad and how to control it if it is needed...

Dec 16th
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Rajesh Iyer

One of the crucial factors that impacts the football markets these days not discussed are the agents.

Dec 14th
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Babu

interesting episode

Dec 6th
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Advait Apte

Excellent discussion

Dec 4th
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Anshuman Gandhi

Which book was Shruti talking talking about regarding the incentive system for criminals becoming politicians?

Nov 24th
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Pavan Srinath

Anshuman Gandhi Hi Anshuman, I think they were discussing Milan Vaishnav's book on crime and politics. There's a Pragati Podcast episode with the author, if you'd like to check it out. :) https://www.thinkpragati.com/podcast/the-pragati-podcast/6128/why-do-we-elect-criminals/

Jan 15th
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Santhosh Mugoor

hi Amit and Shruti, thanks for the wonderful the episode. liked the way you both explained the topic and discussed some of possible solutions. having said that I would like bring a point which I was not fully convinced and which I wanted clarification. Shruthi mentioned about police/judges ratio in India and USA. however, what is missed out is inspite of having high ratio USA is also one of the country which was taken by storm of metoo movement. that raises the question whether increasing police/judge ratio solves the problem? wait for your feedback

Nov 9th
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Manu Dhiman

Very nice

Oct 27th
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Priyesh Gupta

it is also true that farmers in haryana region (also some other areas) ,, they try to fool government, and every year start crying for reimbursements..????

Oct 22nd
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Vishal Singh

a women in this conversation is continuously talking about Upper caste suppressing lower caste for you ma'am whatever you are talking about its totally absurd I am from very small city and caste based reservation in government jobs and education and sc st act is unfair in my city no lower caste face any disgrace from upper caste please don't spread false agenda

Oct 20th
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Anshuman Tyagi

best of podcast

Oct 10th
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Akash Sahu

the discussions held in the episodes of this series are really very interesting and informative

Oct 7th
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Darshana Mhatre

excellent.. totally loved it

Oct 4th
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Nausad Ali

BBM be no.

Sep 27th
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Nausad Ali

BBM be no.

Sep 27th
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