What to make of Mike Pompeo’s ‘crusade’ against China

by Rashmee

Posted on August 16, 2020


Jeffrey Sachs’ contextualisation of America’s “crusade” against China is worth reading, what with Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s secretary of state, recently touring the world to push his aggressive agenda. On August 11, Mr Pompeo took off for Europe – Prague, Pilsen, Ljubljana, Vienna and Warsaw. He finished the tour at the weekend. In the Slovenian … Continue reading “What to make of Mike Pompeo’s ‘crusade’ against China”

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Hong Kong, Paris and Santiago are relatively rich but restive. A development economist explains why

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2019


I’m rivetted by Jeffrey Sachs’ analysis of why rich cities rebel. Paris, Hong Kong and Santiago, he recently pointed out, have been unquiet, mutinous places this year mostly because they’re burdened by “a sense of unfairness”. Quite. How and why is this the case? According to Professor Sachs, who teaches sustainable development at Columbia University, … Continue reading “Hong Kong, Paris and Santiago are relatively rich but restive. A development economist explains why”

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Is the Scandinavian model the real face of today’s backlash to globalisation?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2017


Jeffrey Sachs, the economist and director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, recently said something pretty terrifying. He said the Scandinavian countries proved that the political upheavals of today are not mainly about economics. “All of the Scandinavian countries, and their neighbors in northern Europe, have right-wing populist parties, with some approaching power. And … Continue reading “Is the Scandinavian model the real face of today’s backlash to globalisation?”

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Come one, come all, prepare for the end of the Automobile Age

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2016


Now that Apple has hinted it’s pursuing a self-driving-car project, time to heed Jeffrey Sachs. Professor Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, has suggested we’d be wise to prepare for the coming end of the Age of the Automobile. He should know. Last year, he wrote The Age of Sustainable Development. … Continue reading “Come one, come all, prepare for the end of the Automobile Age”

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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