What is the worth of freedom of speech in GDP increase% , probes panel
The finance ministry is evaluating what is the worth of basic freedom of people in terms of GDP %age growth.
Ministry’s spokesperson said
Say for example we want to take away freedom of speech and want to censor who you can or cannot criticise , at what GDP % increase would people not protest?
The ministry believes this is a great step as it would be able to do its work without criticism or protest if it shows economic progress.
Citing the recent beef ban for which people protested , the spokesperson said that
If we can control what you can and cannot eat and in it’s lieu get india 0.5% extra GDP growth or an extra 100 million FDI ,is it not worth it?
The ministry is currently evaluating the cost of
- Right to privacy
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of religious expression
It hopes that by linking taking away freedom with economic incentives to the country , they would be able to silence the critics