US, Denmark are good examples of countries that got rich – just not quickly & spectacularly

by Rashmee

Posted on March 10, 2017


There’s no such thing as an economic miracle, declared George Mason economics professor Tyler Cowen on Bloomberg View, describing the boring consistency displayed by the US and Denmark over decades. Professor Cowen told it like it – it’s steadiness that makes a country wealthy and well-governed, and that without good governance there can’t be great wealth … Continue reading “US, Denmark are good examples of countries that got rich – just not quickly & spectacularly”

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Angus Deaton is right about aid as impoverishment but there’s more

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2015


Professor Angus Deaton, the new Nobel Laureate for economics, blames foreign aid for poor governance in poor countries. How? In a piece originally published by Project Syndicate two years ago, Professor Deaton wrote that it is aid flows, which “are large relative to fiscal expenditure (often more than half the total)” that permit governments the … Continue reading “Angus Deaton is right about aid as impoverishment but there’s more”

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The farm to fork chain: How to feed the world in three crucial steps

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2015


Time was when the world shook its head over lakes of milk and mountains of butter in Europe. That was because of chronic overproduction. But poor countries often have poor levels of agricultural production. Post-harvest loss in the developing world is a major reason that tonnes of food goes to waste and millions of people … Continue reading “The farm to fork chain: How to feed the world in three crucial steps”

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If it took the digital high road, life in Haiti would improve dramatically

by Rashmee

Posted on January 30, 2015


Least developed countries (LDCs) like Haiti (even more than India and Afghanistan) can potentially be the biggest beneficiaries if they took the digital route out of poverty. Professor Bjorn Lomborg, an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, quotes an interesting statistic from Pantelis Koutroumpis of Imperial College London. Nine hundred million people live in … Continue reading “If it took the digital high road, life in Haiti would improve dramatically”

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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