Populism and the overabundance of PhDs

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2020


  Some little time ago I heard a science journalist on a podcast discussing populism in the context of oversupply – of PhDs. It sounded amusing. To think that someone like me, who has a PhD, would contribute to the sort of political instability that elects Donald Trump in 2016. Turns out, the theory of … Continue reading “Populism and the overabundance of PhDs”

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The unusual taxonomy of political parties and beasts

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2017 / The National


Political taxonomy is just as muddled right now as electoral trends. In South Korea, a progressive politician with socially conservative views won Tuesday’s presidential election. France’s new president-elect is a banker who served in the outgoing socialist government and describes himself as a “radical centrist”. In Britain’s continuing election campaign, the governing centre-right Conservative Party … Continue reading “The unusual taxonomy of political parties and beasts”

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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