Swexit isn’t a word but it should be

by Rashmee

Posted on May 24, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY Swexit sounds a whole lot more exciting than Brexit but it isn’t really. Switzerland has never been a member of the European Union (EU) so there was nothing really to exit, and certainly not in the stormy way of Britain. But, leave it to the Swiss to concoct a fondue. And for … Continue reading “Swexit isn’t a word but it should be”

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Biden should avoid copying the Swiss wealth tax model

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2021 / The National


Why isn’t Switzerland progressively closing its wealth gap? The question is important in the context of the intense ongoing debate from Washington to London about a wealth tax. The coronavirus pandemic has caused government debt to soar and led to calls for substantial new levies on the rich. The argument goes that the wealthy should … Continue reading “Biden should avoid copying the Swiss wealth tax model”

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The Swiss rather like guns too but they haven’t had a mass shooting in 17 years

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2018


Imagine a country in the western hemisphere where a referendum that calls for a national gun registry is defeated. Imagine a country where the proposal to store guns owned by soldiers in public arsenals is rejected. Imagine a country where children as young as 12 are routinely taught how to shoot. Not America but Switzerland. … Continue reading “The Swiss rather like guns too but they haven’t had a mass shooting in 17 years”

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Record noir of the gray, secret world of the Swiss banking industry

by Rashmee

Posted on April 14, 2015


Mark Henley’s photos of Swiss banks and the air of discreet privilege and dodgy dealings that hangs over the $7-trillion secret have just got to be seen. Click here to go to the Bloomberg photo essay. It’s got evocative black and white photos possible of the gray area that is Switzerland’s massive banking sector, which … Continue reading “Record noir of the gray, secret world of the Swiss banking industry”

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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