An Open Letter to the West: About toilet paper and other matters

by Rashmee

Posted on April 2, 2020


  Dear Brothers and Sisters Born in the West In these extraordinary and difficult times, do you know what’s reassuringly familiar? Your panic about toilet paper. The last one that made headlines (and for much scratching of heads) was the American TP panic of 1973. Now that was the year of the oil shock and … Continue reading “An Open Letter to the West: About toilet paper and other matters”

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The US is energy independent but only up to a point

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2020


On Wednesday (Jan.8) Donald Trump declared that the US was “energy independent” and that “we do not need Middle East oil”. That’s true – up to a point. Four months ago, the US became a net oil exporter for the first time since records began in 1973. This is because of America’s shale oilfields, which … Continue reading “The US is energy independent but only up to a point”

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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