Presidential debates confirm the world’s view that Americans are buffoons

by Rashmee

Posted on November 10, 2015


Today, the Republican Party’s presidential contenders have their fourth debate, in Milwaukee.  America’s presidential election …

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Forget the elections, it’s this vote against Haiti’s airport that is a problem

by Rashmee

Posted on November 2, 2015


Let’s put the recent vote by travel site, The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, …

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Angus Deaton is right about aid as impoverishment but there’s more

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2015


Professor Angus Deaton, the new Nobel Laureate for economics, blames foreign aid for poor governance …

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Can rubber flip-flops mean a people are no longer extremely poor?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2015


Have you ever seen extreme poverty? I ask simply because the World Bank recently announced …

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The farm to fork chain: How to feed the world in three crucial steps

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2015


Time was when the world shook its head over lakes of milk and mountains of …

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Why blame Egypt, Tunisia, India and other poor countries for world hunger?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 22, 2015


Mostly because food waste is about more than taking only what you will eat, finishing …

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Hillary is stuck in a bad news loop that’s feeding voraciously off itself

by Rashmee

Posted on September 20, 2015


Here’s the news about Hillary Clinton. (P.S.: You knew it already. It’s not really news.)…

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Marche Central and the traditional market before the age of refrigeration

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2015


The Marche Central in Tunis is one of the world’s more distinctive old traditional markets. …

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Happy birthday America: Fond 4th of July memories of Port au Prince, Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on July 4, 2015


Today is the first 4th of July in a while that I won’t be …

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Unknown knowns: The world can heal itself with Bjorn Lomborg’s prescriptions

by Rashmee

Posted on May 24, 2015


Once again, one has to hand it to Bjorn Lomborg. For his focused thought. …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK