Are America’s Demcrats pro-worker or pro-wealth?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 11, 2020


Are America’s Demcrats pro-worker or pro-wealth? The question has taken on outsize importance in the weeks after the November 3 general election. In 2016, the prevailing view was that Donald Trump’s win in the electoral college (but not of the popular vote) was racially charged. Pundits argued ceaselessly that Mr Trump’s appeals to white nationalism … Continue reading “Are America’s Demcrats pro-worker or pro-wealth?”

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Home and away: Bengaluru or Berlin

by Rashmee

Posted on October 24, 2020


Germany will soon have a new draft law that will give employees the legal right to work from home. It will mean other major reforms in the world of work too, not least regulating home office work by limiting hours and streamlining work-related costs sustained by home-workers. If the once-fringe idea of telecommuting finds a … Continue reading “Home and away: Bengaluru or Berlin”

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An obscure economic theorem can help explain why the Asian sweatshop is dying

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2017


Remember the Stolper-Samuelson theorem? It pronounces on the relationship between trade and wages and was formulated in the 1940s by Harvard economists Wolfgang Stolper and Paul Samuelson. They argued that tariff removals can depress wages to the point that workers as a class suffer adverse effects. The stark message: globalization doesn’t always produce winners. The … Continue reading “An obscure economic theorem can help explain why the Asian sweatshop is dying”

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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