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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Collateral damage

Recently, the Dutch Financial Times referred to an August 2021 key statistic of the Asian Development Bank: "COVID-19 Has Plunged around 75-80 million Asians into Extreme Poverty" (see diagram on page 30). Add the African continent and we are probably talking about 200 million of people, who are facing extreme poverty due to our handling of Covid-19. WHO (sic!)...

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Turning the tables

Joe Biden might be the smartest Democrat ever. He is finally turning the tables on the Republicans. It has always fascinated me that Democrats and Republicans had contradicting approaches to the Budget and government debt. While you would expect Republicans would be fiscally conservative, they were not. While you would expect Democrats would be fiscally...

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Project Fear (4): denial of climate cycles

The ignorant conservative right usually denies the existence of climate change. The arrogant liberal left pretends the absence of (geological) cycles of climate change. The Earth has always faced climate change, ever since its formation 4.5 billion years ago. The main geological cycles are glacial and interglacial periods of some 40-100 thousand years...

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Project Fear (2) – crime and punishment

In 1866, Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) published his novel Crime and Punishment. This book has nothing to do with climate change and yet is title feels appropriate and relevant anyway. Project Fear (see part 1) aims making us feel guilty of a crime (eg, against humanity) and do punishment (eg, no flying, eating of red meat or use of...

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A global crisis of faith

Yesterday's blog suggested the possibility of a global crisis of faith. Considering the ending of the the astrological age of Pisces - as defined by "monotheism and spirituality" - and the beginning of Aquarius - as defined by "freedom and technology, especially space travel and electricity" - a global crisis of faith...

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De arrogantie van Links en onwetendheid van Rechts

Onderstaande opinie van Jan Willem Aartsen, advocaat in Utrecht, is een Nederlandstalige illustratie van mijn Engelstalige blog van 2 maart 2017: Arrogance of Left and Ignorance of Right. De titel van zijn opinie luidt: “Bevrijd mij uit het linkse leefkorset, ik wil een visie”. Hoewel ik zeker niet links ben, herken ik veel van wat de heer Aartsen schrijft.  In...

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