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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American workers are like moths to Amazon’s flame

by Rashmee

Posted on April 15, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Amazon.com Inc. workers are unionised in Europe. But in the United States, Amazon employees are not, and the status quo seems unlikely to change in a hurry. Just days ago, Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly against unionising. This has significant implications for America, for its workers and for the sort … Continue reading “American workers are like moths to Amazon’s flame”

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A more perfect union may be in sight for American labour

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2021 / The National


Labour unions are back in the spotlight in the US and for all the right reasons. There are implications for organised workers’ movements everywhere, as well as for the call to rebalance the deepening divide between labour and capital. The resurgence goes beyond the obvious signals from America’s new administration. President Joe Biden has conspicuously … Continue reading “A more perfect union may be in sight for American labour”

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New year, same old issues as Macron pursues reform agenda and French unions push for war

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2020


New year, same old issues. France’s president promised on new year’s eve that he would go ahead with plans to reform the pension system and the unions bristled and said they would continue with the strikes that now enter their fifth week. The wave of street protests are exceedingly strange. For starters, they began with … Continue reading “New year, same old issues as Macron pursues reform agenda and French unions push for war”

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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