Boomanomics

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A concerned citizen exposes the underbelly of our 8% GDP growth

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Boomanomics

  1. 1. Boom-o-nomics A concerned citizen exposes the underbelly of our 8% GDP growth
  2. 3. Killed in Mumbai terror attacks: 200 Sources: NDTV, Water.org Indian children who die daily from unsafe drinking water: 1,600 (Where is the outrage? Isn’t safe drinking water a basic right?)
  3. 4. IT industry employees (‘08): 2 million Children under 1 who died (’08): 2 million Sources: NASSCOM, GoI
  4. 5. Indians living on less than $2/day: 85% Sources: Jeffrey Sachs: “End of Poverty”, Sub-Saharan Africans on $2/day: 81% (Sub-Saharan Africa includes Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda…)
  5. 6. Satyam employees: 50,000 Farmer suicides (‘03-’08): 90,000 Sources: The Hindu, Projections from NY Times (Where is the swift Government action?)
  6. 7. State of the nation You are Here! 30% growth Slightly exaggerated. A few do go from have-nots to haves. Bottom 85% “ Born Screwed”, “Voiceless”
  7. 8. Apathy + Denial
  8. 9. Went to pub / ordered pizza? Last 30 days:
  9. 10. Contributed time, expertise or money to help 85%? <ul><li>Last 30 days: </li></ul>
  10. 11. The unfortunate 85% needs us Trickle-down isn’t fast enough
  11. 12. <ul><li>Sponsor your maid’s child’s education </li></ul><ul><li>Give your maid a PF of Rs. 600/mo </li></ul><ul><li>Take a social service sabbatical of 1 yr </li></ul><ul><li>For every pub visit, give Rs. 100 to CRY </li></ul><ul><li>Donate 50% of your referral bonus </li></ul>
  12. 13. But do something. Anything!
  13. 14. Nagarjun ThoughtWorker + Concerned Citizen knagarjun@gmail.com

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