Time for the age of ‘postdevelopment’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2020


Development is a failed project, says Julia Schöneberg, and she should know. Dr Schöneberg’s research …

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The pandemic has pushed Amsterdam to bite into the ‘doughnut’ model

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2020 / The Focus


Amsterdam’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been simply extraordinary. It’s decided to officially embrace …

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Hong Kong, Paris and Santiago are relatively rich but restive. A development economist explains why

by Rashmee

Posted on October 30, 2019


I’m rivetted by Jeffrey Sachs’ analysis of why rich cities rebel. Paris, Hong Kong and …

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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 …

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Bjorn Lomborg and the Crown of Resolute Optimism about human progress

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2017


  After years of relentless optimism, Bjorn Lomborg is allowing himself to be disappointed. This …

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Come one, come all, prepare for the end of the Automobile Age

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2016


Now that Apple has hinted it’s pursuing a self-driving-car project, time to heed Jeffrey Sachs.…

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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