Why the Leicester coronavirus flare-up matters

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2020 / The Focus


Pay attention to the Leicester flare-up in coronavirus cases. Both the reasons for the surge in infections and the response. Three reasons are under consideration in order to explain the 658 coronavirus cases in the Leicester area in the fortnight to 16 June. First, the city’s food production industry. The East Midlands’ largest city has … Continue reading “Why the Leicester coronavirus flare-up matters”

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Is the typical factory job way past its sell-by date?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2017 / The National


Economics, just as much as politics, was on the agenda when Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia. As the trip was ending, Mr Trump spelt out the implications of the massive arms deal and other commercial agreements signed in Riyadh: “Jobs, jobs, jobs”. It’s reasonable to assume that the majority of these will be American factory … Continue reading “Is the typical factory job way past its sell-by date?”

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An obscure economic theorem can help explain why the Asian sweatshop is dying

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2017


Remember the Stolper-Samuelson theorem? It pronounces on the relationship between trade and wages and was formulated in the 1940s by Harvard economists Wolfgang Stolper and Paul Samuelson. They argued that tariff removals can depress wages to the point that workers as a class suffer adverse effects. The stark message: globalization doesn’t always produce winners. The … Continue reading “An obscure economic theorem can help explain why the Asian sweatshop is dying”

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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