The pandemic has pushed Amsterdam to bite into the ‘doughnut’ model

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2020 / The Focus


Amsterdam’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been simply extraordinary. It’s decided to officially embrace …

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The last Nobel for poverty alleviation was a peace prize won by Muhammad Yunus

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2019


I don’t know a whole lot about economics but it seems to me significant that …

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Why Merkel took a massive bet on migrants as force for growth

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Year-end holiday festivities practically obscured something quite remarkable in Germany just before Christmas. German Chancellor …

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Is China literally reinventing the theory & practice of macroeconomics?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 11, 2018


Did you know China hasn’t had a recession in 25 years? Me neither. Did you …

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Is economic patriotism a good idea? Sometimes, only sometimes

by Rashmee

Posted on March 21, 2018


  Is economic patriotism a good idea? Sometimes, but not when there’s nothing but flag-waving …

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Here’s a shocker: An economist who uses plain English and cooking metaphors

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2016


Paul Romer, who will be the World Bank’s new chief economist, appears to be a …

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The only 4 things that can be done about the Greeks, in plain English

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2015


The only sensible suggestions on what’s desirable and what’s possible in the Greece crisis have …

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Unknown unknowns: Who gains if Greece defaults and exits euro?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 20, 2015


Who gains if Greece defaults on its liabilities and exits the eurozone? Athens, one might …

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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