BJP IT cell’s attempt to use Nobel winner’s name to endorse demonetisation backfires

‪”This is a policy I have long supported….” Desperate for positive endorsement of the controversial demonetisation experiment, the BJP IT cell must have been delighted to find this tweet of Richard Thaler, the recently announced winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Thaler is indeed a long-time supporter of less-cash economy. But the IT cell head Amit Malviya missed an important and potentially embarrassing point in his hurry to tweet. ‬

BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya

‪”Really? Damn.“, tweeted Thaler when he was told about the introduction of Rs 2000 note in place of the discontinued Rs 500 and 1000 notes. His joy of seeing a step towards a cashless economy and reduction of corruption was short lived. ‬

‪Sure enough, twitter handle after twitter handle fell for the incomplete picture presented by Malviya. In a desperation for some positive news, not just BJP supporters but BJP leaders also tweeted about it.‬ This included Union Minister Giriraj Singh, former BJP IT Cell Head Arvind Gupta, BJP Mumbai Spokesperson Suresh Nakhua and many others.

Arvind Gupta Richard Thaler tweet

Even after being informed multiple times about the misleading nature of his tweet, Amit Malviya refused to delete it. Eventually Piyush Goyal ended up retweeting his tweet, before un-retweeting it when the issue was brought to his attention.

Such was the delight that the tweet was even been converted into a poster, to run down Amartya Sen, India’s own Nobel laureate.‬

‪While on the topic of running down India’s own famous economists, the demonetisation fan club is also using this as an opportunity to discredit Raghuram Rajan. Unknown to them, this is what Thaler, a Professor at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has to say about his colleague, Rajan.‬

Richard Thaler It will be great to have raghu back

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‪Discontinuation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes may well be seen as an application of Thaler’s concept of behavioral “nudge” to encourage a less-cash digital economy. The introduction of Rs 2000 note possibly negates the “nudge” towards a desirable behavioral outcome. Economists can continue to discuss how demonetisation can be seen in the context of Thaler’s work on behavioral economics. For now the rest can enjoy how the BJP cheerleaders are falling over each other to share his views without realizing that his final word in that demonetisation discussion was “Damn”.

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But Richard Thaler is the product of the likes of “Harvard “….he did not do” hard work”….

Arif Wali
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Don’t underestimate this dishonest bigot and a scumbag
He deliberately omitted Oh Damn tweet..

Fred
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Unfortunately many Indians were stupid enough to fall for Modi & Co. – now they have to reap what they sowed.

Ashutosh
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Pratik ji
Hindustan newspaper (Hindi) has also published in a box on pg 17 how he supported DeMo.

S Chatterjee
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from last 2 days the jehadi- commi combos ,who are getting erection on raghuram rajan’s name today experienced dry & airy ejaculation after announcement of nobel prize for economics………….

Sandeep Bansal
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So you think of economics as masturbation or is it masturbational economics??
What more to expect from the likes of you…

Rajesh
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How patriotic you are, cheering escastically for not getting Nobel to Indian person.

Baranimuzhuman
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I doubt the Nobel if it were to an Indian and not the Indian..

cheechee
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too crude. nevertheless true!
had Thaler opposed demo last year, they could have celebrated early Diwali by defying SC ban.

Anjan Basu
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You have immaculate taste! No wonder you support the demonetisation charade.

Rakesh Agrawal
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This is the desperate attempt of RSS/BJP to find an intellectual and scholarly support to any idiocy called demonetization and if a Nobel laureate had supported it, nothing like it. But, clearly, nothing like that has happened, hence they are still groping in dark &will keep doing it for generations!

Shashi Chadha
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🏹GETTING THE FULL IMPORT🏹
“A NUDGE IS ANY SMALL FEATURE IN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT ATTRACTS OUR ATTENTION AND ALTERS OUR BEHAVIOUR ”
🇮🇳LEADERS OF GOVERNMENTS EVEN IN VERY LARGE COUNTRIES MAY NOT BE THE
** BRIGHTEST BULBS ** ON THE PLANET**

Purushottam
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Sam Javed tried to spin with “his final word in that demonetization discussion was “Damn”” . it is related to introduction of 2000 notes and not entire “demonetization” . May be it is hard for her to accept that nobel laureate is hailing demonetization hence poor attempt !!! poor sam javed

#tag
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Are you someone from the BJP IT cell or moron bhakts like you really exist on this planet?

Purushottam
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I am firm believer that any comment can be replied by argument and not by personal attack.

cheechee
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author is desperate at nit-picking.

Thaler did not remove or reject his earlier tweet.
nor by ‘damn’ tweet he demonetization was bad or wrong

Yayavar
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On demonetisation RBI says that 99% of the black money was returned to the banks as deposits. So my question is – did the demonetisation achieved its goal of removing black money from the circulation and eradicating the corruption?

Srini
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This is fake news in itself. The last comment was regarding the specifics of implementation and not against DeMo. There is an urgency to prove everyone around evil, but hey take it easy

Bala
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This Alt news webpage is run by a Muslim. Its doesn’t need a rocket science to sense this stink.

Rrrrr
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You forgot to mention that the prize is only named after Nobel and given by Sweden bank

puncturefakers
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Hey Super duper intelligent idiot Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) and shield of MMMLGG (Mainstream Mafia Media Luyten Gunda Gang):
He is not amnd was not against Demo in principle. I have looked into TL. 2000 RS NOTE -somebody commented down the line they will be in less and gradually govt will withdraw . You days of creating narrative are gone.

Killthatretard
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People in media are just waiting for nano to leave office rhen they will take his class
All the sins have been forgiven because he is pm. That day will come

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