The last Nobel for poverty alleviation was a peace prize won by Muhammad Yunus

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2019


I don’t know a whole lot about economics but it seems to me significant that the economics Nobel has been awarded to three professors for their work on poverty alleviation. Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker and economist, was honoured with a Nobel for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit … Continue reading “The last Nobel for poverty alleviation was a peace prize won by Muhammad Yunus”

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Happy New Year: Extreme poverty is at its lowest in human history

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2019


The new year is likely to present us with some of the best news we could possibly have – extreme poverty is at its lowest in human history. Less than 8 per cent of the planet now lives on less than $1.90 per day. All too often, there is a sense of the human race … Continue reading “Happy New Year: Extreme poverty is at its lowest in human history”

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How would you like to be blamed for not being a millionaire? America’s poor need a Maugham

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2017


If you’re middle class, how would you feel if the nearest millionaire said it was your own fault you weren’t as rich as them? That you were dumb to spend money on a holiday rather than investing it in, say, big pharma stocks? How would you like to be blamed for not being a millionaire? … Continue reading “How would you like to be blamed for not being a millionaire? America’s poor need a Maugham”

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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