People on the UK’s coronavirus furlough scheme should be put to work to help the country out of the crisis

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2020 / The Focus


At the moment, 7.5 million jobs in the UK are covered by the government’s furlough scheme, that’s an awful lot of people out of work. They say there are always lessons we can learn from history. In that case, it’s worth examining an 18th century proto-Keynesian state intervention in north India that proved successful. It … Continue reading “People on the UK’s coronavirus furlough scheme should be put to work to help the country out of the crisis”

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UK furlough scheme could learn from 18th century proto-Keynesian state intervention in India

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2020


With 7.5 million jobs in Britain now covered by the government’s furlough scheme, right through to October, there’s much to learn from an 18th century proto-Keynesian successful state intervention from north India. It was launched by the Nawab of Awadh, Asaf-ud Daula in 1784, when famine hit the region. Awadh was a wealthy kingdom in … Continue reading “UK furlough scheme could learn from 18th century proto-Keynesian state intervention in India”

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Hope is a far more powerful force than confrontation when it comes to climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2019 / The National


Extinction Rebellion has a point but should stop presenting the eco-warrior as an anarchist For more than a week, a group called Extinction Rebellion (XR) has brought parts of London to a standstill, conducting sit-ins and blocking traffic. Activists belonging to the group glued themselves to trains and buildings; nearly 1,000 protesters were arrested. While … Continue reading “Hope is a far more powerful force than confrontation when it comes to climate change”

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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