The constant gardener: Joe Biden and the big state

by Rashmee

Posted on May 1, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… Everyone’s thinking (and some are hoping) that US President Joe Biden is ending the “era of small government” and brute free-marketeering, dating back to Ronald Reagan. But according to Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s chief global strategist, that era never really existed. Mr Sharma recently wrote a thought-provoking piece in the … Continue reading “The constant gardener: Joe Biden and the big state”

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Why it matters that American farmers are making common cause with India’s

by Rashmee

Posted on February 23, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA I find it interesting that 87 farmers’ unions in the United States have made common cause with their protesting counterparts in India. The rights and wrongs of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to reform farming laws are contested. My friend Gurcharan Das, a former CEO of Procter & Gamble India, … Continue reading “Why it matters that American farmers are making common cause with India’s”

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4 months after the UK election, is anyone delivering on the end-of-austerity message?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2017


Hey, Britain, how’s the anti-austerity jag going? Jeremy Corbyn is all pumped up about it, if his speech to the Labour Party annual conference in Brighton was any indication. The Labour Party leader promised more state intervention in housing and utilities. That doesn’t sound like austerity perhaps but neither is it extravagance. It’s what’s needed. … Continue reading “4 months after the UK election, is anyone delivering on the end-of-austerity message?”

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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