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'The loss of idealism is unacceptable': LC Jain

By Ashok Gopal

LC Jain, noted economist and policymaker, died on November 14. In this interview with Infochange in 2007, he looked back at his work over half-a-century, tracing India's problems to an over-reliance on the bureaucracy to helm India's development, the erosion of idealism, and our failure to remember what Gandhi knew well -- nothing should and can be done without the involvement of the people