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The Absolutism of Demonetization

The absolutism of demonetization

In November 2016, Prime Minister Modi decided to withdraw existing ₹1,000 and ₹500 notes and replace them with new notes. This decision, referred to as demonetization, withdrew 86 per cent of the outstanding currency of the economy and made stringent demands of all sections of the population, rich and poor alike. Here, a parallel is drawn to the ultimatum game, in which a certain sum, say $100, is to be divided between two players.46

It takes a strong leader to take bold decisions. Demonetization puts the seal on Narendra Modi's claims of strength. Since independence, radical decisions have rarely been taken. The abolition of zamindari by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1953 and the national-ization of banks and mining ...

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