London Grenfell Tower fire sparks debate over the real and proper role of government

by Rashmee

Posted on June 26, 2017


I left London for Tunis at a time of intensifying and increasingly perplexed debate about the role of government and the need for it to spend wisely and well in order to serve the people. Two authoritative newspapers – The Times and the Financial Times – wrote leaders on social housing in the tragic aftermath … Continue reading “London Grenfell Tower fire sparks debate over the real and proper role of government”

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Why austerity threatens future growth of a nation

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2017 / The National


A few years ago, when memories of the global financial crisis were still raw, Barack Obama’s education secretary argued passionately against the conservative political notion that American teachers were grossly overpaid. “Even in a time of fiscal austerity,” said Mr Obama’s minister, Arne Duncan, “education is more than just an expense. It’s an investment in … Continue reading “Why austerity threatens future growth of a nation”

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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