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Democrats getting undemocratic and liberals getting illiberal

All over the world, you can see a similar trend: democrats getting undemocratic and liberals getting illiberal. Intolerance (eg, for people thinking differently) is increasing. My blog is not about the (lack of) legality of that trend (eg, Austria, USA). My blog is about the Why of this trend. Last Sunday, Dutch ethics professor Fleur Jongepier was warning the Dutch...

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Vaccine mandates vs labour shortages

CNN, 31 October: "American Airlines canceled another 634 flights on Sunday, more than 12% of its total operations for the day, the company said Sunday. The airline has now canceled more than 1,500 flights since Friday, as it deals with weather issues and staffing shortages that started last week." Some media claim that vaccine mandates are causing those staffing...

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Just-in-Time Economy Becoming a Problem for Europe, Lagarde Says (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Just-in-Time Economy Becoming a Problem for Europe, Lagarde SaysBy: Zoe SchneeweissDate: 16 October 2021 "European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde warned that the globalized nature of the euro area’s economy makes it highly vulnerable to systemic shocks from supply chain disruptions.  “There are signs that the global economy could...

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BoJo’s levelling up the UK: needs, wants & beliefs

I'm intrigued by the British PM's determination to "level up" the UK. Ultimately, it might just be another one of his pranks but let's suppose that it's not. Is it even possible to level up a nation or a society? Yes, it is indeed as China has shown. However, Western democracies are facing elections without a fixed outcome. In my view, his belief in levelling up...

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Idiocracy (3)

Recently, I noticed my 2016 blog again: Closed mindedness, ignorance and stupidity. Considering its mentioning of stupidity, there has to be a link with idiocracy (my blogs). On further reflection, I also recalled my 2017 blogs on the arrogance and ignorance of the left vs the right as well as globalism vs nationalism. In 2021, I also wrote about the link between...

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Why is leadership restricted to animals and humans?

Leadership appears to be a largely human topic. Nevertheless, there are plenty of articles about leadership in animals (ie, amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles). Most articles are about mammals (eg, African elephants) and birds (eg, pigeons). Most articles claim fish have leaders (eg, Nat Geo, Phys, Science Daily) apart from one (JSTOR). I...

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