Why a reset on capitalism is a good idea

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2019 / The National


It has been 130 years since Andrew Carnegie wrote The Gospel of Wealth, an essay that is still considered a foundational document in the field of philanthropy. Now comes a new one, from Ford Foundation president Darren Walker. It is called From Generosity to Justice and urges philanthropists to work on the root causes rather … Continue reading “Why a reset on capitalism is a good idea”

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A new gospel of wealth, 130 years after the one written by Andrew Carnegie

by Rashmee

Posted on December 6, 2019


It’s been 130 years since Andrew Carnegie published ‘The Gospel of Wealth’, which is considered a foundational document in the field of philanthropy. Now comes a new one, from Ford Foundation president Darren Walker. It’s called ‘From Generosity to Justice’ and urges philanthropists to work on the root causes — rather than just the consequences … Continue reading “A new gospel of wealth, 130 years after the one written by Andrew Carnegie”

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Corporate compassion: What Ukraine thought a while ago, US thinks tomorrow

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2019


The good thing is American business wants to rethink its role. The bad news is no one’s really talking about massive redistributive justice. Last week more than 180 American CEOs said that corporations didn’t only need to serve shareholders. They acknowledged a responsibility for staff and customers, as well as the communities within which they’re … Continue reading “Corporate compassion: What Ukraine thought a while ago, US thinks tomorrow”

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Big business should be selling globalism if it knows what’s good for it

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2019


In the context of Donald Trump’s vicious attacks on four Democratic Congresswomen for looking different, here’s an interesting idea promoted not too long ago by Michael R Strain (Twitter handle: @MichaelRStrain), director of economic policy studies and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. If big business wants to adopt a social cause, why not … Continue reading “Big business should be selling globalism if it knows what’s good for it”

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It’s no good Indian big business saying charlatans prevent charity

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2015


We have it on good authority from Indian real estate heiress Neha Hiranandani that India’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Act is probably not going to be big business. As she writes in Quartz, the Act, “the first of its kind worldwide” may not generate quite the returns one might expect from the estimated $3 … Continue reading “It’s no good Indian big business saying charlatans prevent charity”

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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