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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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The Droste effect

Quite some (scientific) articles compare the human brain to the Universe; in particular a 2020 ScienceAlert: Study Maps The Odd Structural Similarities Between The Human Brain And The Universe. Other comparisons may include: birth, growth, maturity, decline (a.k.a. entropy). Might the Universe - and everything else - mirror something called the Droste effect? Wiki:...

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Will the German Federal court confirm the Polish ruling?

The recent ruling by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal was rather smart: only some parts of EU treaties are incompatible with the Polish constitution (eg, BBC, Reuters). Hence, the majority of EU treaties is compatible. You will, however, not read that conclusion in any mainstream media. Nearly all media are only interested in: click-bait-fight until future...

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China’s Economic Crisis and Its Foreign Policy (GPF)

GeoPolitical Futures title: China’s Economic Crisis and Its Foreign PolicyBy: George Friedman (in Wikipedia)Date: 5 October 2021 "China has reached a critical point that many countries often reach and that, however painful, is cleansing in the long term. Consider what happened to the mighty United States during the Great Depression. Tragic though it was, it cleared...

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China Hidden Local Government Debt Is Half of GDP, Goldman Says (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China Hidden Local Government Debt Is Half of GDP, Goldman SaysDate: 29 September 2021 "China’s hidden local government debt has swelled to more than half the size of the economy, according to economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., who said the government will need to be flexible in dealing with this as revenue is already under pressure due to a...

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China: appear strong when you are weak

My blog title is the 2nd part of an advice from the ancient book The Art of War by Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (544 BC - 496 BC): “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” The continued Chinese military plane incursions in Taiwanese airspace remind me of that Sun Tzu quote (eg, NR). A recent report by Goldman Sachs economists, as...

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Introspection

A recent Psyche article revealed something unexpected: "67 per cent of the men and 25 per cent of the women opted to intentionally shock themselves, rather than spend a short period of time alone with their thoughts." Hence, introspection is far from common (for men). Apparently, I'm an exception. There are two primal emotions in life: Fear and Love (eg, my 2016...

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