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Human Evolution, Economic Progress and Evolutionary Failure

Bhanoji Rao

This monograph is an innovative endeavour in many ways. First, it brings to the fore the synergy between human evolution and economic and social progress. Second, it acknowledges the critical contributions from the routine adherence to contextual truth and contextual non-violence of humanity at large. Finally, it argues that the world is sliding towards evolutionary failure by not moving further forward in the adherence to the two core human values.

For all those interested in development in a holistic sense, the book will inspire thinking and debate. Human evolution will go on – one way or the other – with or without adherence to truth and non-violence. The book stresses the time is now, to go for the best and eschew the worst.

Born in Vizianagaram, AP, India – Bhanoji Rao completed his economics honors in 1959 and PhD in 1974.

He is presently Adjunct Professor, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore and Governing Board Member, GITAM, Visakhapatnam and IFHE, Hyderabad.

He taught at the University of Singapore and National University of Singapore for a total of three decades and worked as an Economist at the World Bank (Washington and Jakarta). Prior to going to Singapore in 1967, he was with the Tata Iron and Steel Co., Jamshedpur, India.

He authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited 19 books, authored/co-authored 62 papers in refereed journals and 14 monographs, and contributed over 100 columns in print media in India and Singapore.

His consultancy clientele included Singapore Airlines, IBM-Singapore, IDRC –Canada, UNESCAP, the World Bank and most recently ADB, Manila.