Apolitical budget of non-political government: What does it mean for inflation?

Published in the Daily Star (11 June 2007)
Joseph Levine, a Hollywood movie director, once said that: “You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough!” He could not possibly have known how literally successive political governments of Bangladesh followed this approach.

While a non-political government is in office, no budget is apolitical. Like all previous budgets, this, too, sits in its own political context. The government’s political reform agenda is inexorably linked with macroeconomic conditions in general, and rising inflation in particular. Read more of this post