Taxes: Price of Civilization or Tribute to Leviathan?

There are two dominant narratives about taxation. One is that taxes are the “price we pay for a civilized society” (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.).

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Rural Local Body Core Functions and Finances

In 2013-14, Accountability Initiative(AI) was tasked by the Fourteenth Central 14th Finance Commission (FFC) to examine several aspects of the structure of devolution of powers, responsibilities and finances by states to rural local bodies (RLBs), based on the data provided by them to the FFC.

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Who is a Public Authority under the Right to Information Act, 2005?

The definition of 'public authorities' under the Right to Information Act, 2005 ("RTI Act") has been an extremely contenious issue since the RTI came into force. This brief examines the definition of public authorities and controversies arising from its interpretation.

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