January 06, 2018

Tweet debate between two economists

Check out this wonderful tweet debate between two economists happened yesterday :

Bibek Debroy is a member of Niti Aayog and also chairs the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. He is obviously pro-Government.

Sadanand Dhume is an Indian writer and journalist based in Washington, D.C. who writes on Asian affairs and has been the India bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is very critical of the Government and what it has delivered.

There was an interesting exchange between the two on twitter yesterday, which started with a tweet by Bibek Debroy about possible changes in the H-1B work visa rules in the United States.

The entire twitter exchange is reproduced below for your reading pleasure:

Bibek Debroy

If H-1B rules are given a tweak,
Some futures may turn downright bleak.
Waiting for the card to turn green
They will have to deport the scene,
Without a paddle and up the creek.

Sadanand Dhume

Amidst the sobs,
About looming H-1B probs,
I have a query,
That we should not bury,
Why hasn’t Modi Sarkar created jobs?

Bibek Debroy

That deduction
Is your construction.
I thought you knew
That data are askew,
But what can one do about your self-induction?


Sadanand Dhume

Let’s not blame the data,
On a rather pressing matter,
Hard to make the case,
That jobs have grown apace,
As promised by dear neta.


Bibek Debroy

You are the one who made a case
Admit you lost some face.
If you desert
What you did assert,
You have tripped on your own shoelace.

Sadanand Dhume

This is not about you or me,
We’re discussing the economy.
But thanks for your time,
Always fun to rhyme,
Even if we don’t agree

Bibek Debroy

Indeed not about you and me.
But as analysts we should agree,
When data are old
It is best not to be bold.
And yes, enjoyed the wit and repartee.

Maybe Trump will read and change his style 😜

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