How should society’s progress be measured? Not by GDP, says this Nobel laureate

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2018


  Instead of Gross Domestic Product, how about wellbeing? Economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been making the case for going beyond GDP. Fresh from an OECD experts conference of mostly rich countries in Incheon, South Korea, Professor Stiglitz has written a piece on Project Syndicate. Click here to read it. If you don’t, … Continue reading “How should society’s progress be measured? Not by GDP, says this Nobel laureate”

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Never mind the jokes, Tanzania’s new president is right to be an ‘austerian’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2015


#WhatWouldMagufuliDo is the hashtag that people across Africa are using to make little jokes about the Tanzanian president, John Magufuli’s actions just three weeks into office. Here’s what he’s done: * banned foreign trips by government officials rightly pointing out that Tanzanian diplomats can do what’s required instead * ordered no official gatherings outside the office arguing … Continue reading “Never mind the jokes, Tanzania’s new president is right to be an ‘austerian’”

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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