Obama said so in Laos, but do you feel it’s true? That the world is a better place?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2016


Are we happy in our time? Can we expect to be happy with the world in which we live in the 21st century? We’re so connected to stories from everyone, everywhere – often sans filter – that it’s possible to feel that the world is an ugly place. And that it’s getting a lot more … Continue reading “Obama said so in Laos, but do you feel it’s true? That the world is a better place?”

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Wal-Mart will pay its workers more. Is this proof that a better world is here?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2015


Here’s a remarkable bit of good news: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, is to raise its workers’ pay. Not for all of the 2.2 million people it employs worldwide, together with its subsidiaries, but for half-a-million workers. Do such examples of corporate  care illustrate the better world theory propounded by Bjorn Lomborg? (Professor … Continue reading “Wal-Mart will pay its workers more. Is this proof that a better world is here?”

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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