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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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The Founding Fathers were right after all

My blog's title is an implicit admission that I've been wrong. It took me years to appreciate the checks and balances of the American democracy. Indeed, there is no national proportional representation due to the U.S. Electoral College that favours rural states above urban states (eg, California). There have been either four or five U.S. presidential elections in...

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Money does not buy Power

There's a Dutch saying that translates like: a sparrow is a bird but a bird is not a sparrow. I was reminded of that saying when I read the following: "it's easier to turn power into money than it is to turn money into power" (Axios Markets, #1). The best example might be former Chinese tech billionaires (eg, Nikkei) Money is 1 of the 3 belief systems in the Power...

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The power of sex

Recently, Carole Hooven, a Harvard professor of evolutionary biology claimed that ‘It’s obvious that men are much more driven by sex than women’ (El Pais). Obviously (sic!), her claim fits the stereotype: men are dominant and women are passive. It's quite weird that this stereotype still exists. My own experiences do not support her view (above). Generalizing my own...

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Woke capitalism, a new oxymoron

Money is most successful when it operates in the background and/or in the shadows. Whenever Money takes the lead within the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems, it will be crushed by either Politics (eg, China) or Religion (eg, Iran). American businesses used to appeal to all Americans. Not anymore. Recently, the Economist published an article that Republicans are...

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Gerontocracy and demographics

Late June 2022, the Times published an article: How Britain became a gerontocracy. Its subtitle was: "The pensions boost is further proof that Britain is run for the benefit of the older generation — paid for by the young". My April 2019 blog had predicted this: The future Great Divide between generations. The cause appears to be quite simple: demographics and the...

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I like being alone but I want someone to be alone with

Recently, a friend said to me that she had heard a quote that I would like as it fits me (see above). She was right. In my view, there's no contradiction in this quote. Others may disagree (eg, 2x alone <> together). I suppose that is why the original quote has an annex at the end: , if that makes sense. The reasoning behind this quote is in another...

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