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Video: BBC HARDTalk with Chandran Nair and Raghuram Rajan
BBC HARDTalk with Chandran Nair, founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow, and Raghuram Rajan, former IMF economist and now an economic adviser to the Indian prime minister. Growth is good - this is a basic economic assumption shared around the world. What would happen if the world's two upcoming economic giants, China and India, to grow till they reach the American level of consumption? Will free market make or break Asia?
Sep 14, 2011 - Comments (0)


Video: Chandran Nair: WEF should focus on sustainability
Chandran's interview with CCTV: The World Economic Forum shoud focus on sustainability instead of explosive growth.
Aug 22, 2011 - Comments (0)


Chandran Nair LIVE on BBC HARDtalk Thursday 18th August 2011
Air Time: BBC World – Thursday 18th August 0330 GMT BBC UK Channel - Friday 19th August 0030 GMT+1
Aug 18, 2011 - Comments (0)


The 100-dollar hamburger
Chandran told Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore of TimeOut Beijing that rampant consumption in Asia means catastrophe for the world.
Aug 16, 2011 - Comments (0)


Asian Choices
At an interview with Poder Hispanic, Chandran says preserving the world's resources is, literally, an all consuming affair.
Aug 15, 2011 - Comments (0)


Consume the planet
"I felt the need to create a more honest discussion on the levels of consumption in Asia," as Chandran tells Matt Fleming from Time Out Hong Kong.
Aug 15, 2011 - Comments (0)


Executive Chat With Chandran Nair
During an interview in Singapore for Channel News Asia's first episode of "Executive Chat", Chandran told Patrick Fok that that if Asians reach the levels of consumption achieved in the West, the results would be environmentally catastrophic.
Aug 03, 2011 - Comments (0)


Asking tough questions about capitalism
Why do economists still refer so extensively to Adam Smith when talking about green solutions based on conventional economics? He has been dead for centuries, didn't live in China or India, and he had a colonial view of the world, when the world's population was well under 1 billion. Read Chandran’s interview with Benjamin A Shobert from the Asia Times.
Jul 02, 2011 - Comments (0)


BBC News - Hundred dollar hamburger?
Speaking to the BBC's Business Daily, Chandran Nair told Lesley Curwen that the current Asian model for economic growth is broken and unsustainable. If economic development in Asia is to continue its rapid pace, 'draconian measures are absolutely needed' in order to combat the deterioration of the environment.
Jun 14, 2011 - Comments (0)


Q&A: Chandran Nair
Chandran’s interview with Outsource magazine: Asia needs to rethink the direction of economic growth policies and to reject the western consumption led model if we are to have any chance of achieving prosperity.
Jun 02, 2011 - Comments (0)