Tuesday, February 15, 2011
ID Numbers in India
The Economist has an interesting piece on India's attempt to give each person a biometric ID. I've always liked the idea, because I'm a bureaucrat and it's a bureaucrat's dream. India, with its British civil service heritage, has a much better chance of carrying the project through than we have in this country, even though it's also a federal republic and its central government seems to be weaker than the UK's.