Here’s how to re-make our world. First, find that visionary leader…

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2019


Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz recently diagnosed neoliberalism as a spectacular failure. The free-market agenda, of the past 40 years hasn’t worked, he said. Low taxes, deregulation, and cuts to social programmes haven’t been conducive to human wellbeing. It’s clear that something else is needed. What comes next, asked Professor Stiglitz. What indeed? Did the US … Continue reading “Here’s how to re-make our world. First, find that visionary leader…”

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How should society’s progress be measured? Not by GDP, says this Nobel laureate

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2018


  Instead of Gross Domestic Product, how about wellbeing? Economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been making the case for going beyond GDP. Fresh from an OECD experts conference of mostly rich countries in Incheon, South Korea, Professor Stiglitz has written a piece on Project Syndicate. Click here to read it. If you don’t, … Continue reading “How should society’s progress be measured? Not by GDP, says this Nobel laureate”

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Nordic model is answer to rich world’s howl of fury about globalisation

by Rashmee

Posted on November 6, 2018


In 2005, economics professor Joseph Stiglitz wrote a book titled ‘Globalization and Its Discontents’. It sought to explain developing countries’ pique with respect to globalization. That was relatively easy to understand. The developing world believed that global trade agreements were weighted in favour of the rich, that the system was not fair, that merit didn’t … Continue reading “Nordic model is answer to rich world’s howl of fury about globalisation”

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The Ebola crisis is timely reminder of the importance of enough government

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2014


“Ebola reminds us of the importance of government and civil society”, says Joseph E. Stiglitz, economics Nobel laureate and Columbia University professor. “We do not turn to the private sector to control the spread of a disease like Ebola. Rather, we turn to institutions…” There, in two sentences, is one of the unexpected lessons of … Continue reading “The Ebola crisis is timely reminder of the importance of enough government”

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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