Tree-hugging pandemic therapy, home-delivered litter. What will governments do next?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2020


In August, this blog explored “unique” government jobs that push up against the category of weird. These include Puppy Webcam Guru, Professional sleeper and Chicago’s Census Cowboy. Well, now we’ll be looking at the weirdest government stories of the year, which is to say the strangest things done by officials at a federal, state or local … Continue reading “Tree-hugging pandemic therapy, home-delivered litter. What will governments do next?”

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Is Costa Rica the centre of the emerging ‘West’?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2018


Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, called it first. Mid-May, he wrote about how tiny Costa Rica has “become a world leader in developing holistic policies that promote democratic, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth”. Though Professor Stiglitz didn’t describe Costa Rica as the centre of the ‘free world’ and the aspirational ‘shining city on the … Continue reading “Is Costa Rica the centre of the emerging ‘West’?”

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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