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From “are you being served?” to “will you be served?”

A random Dutch radio news message: police retirement will outpace police recruitment in the forthcoming years, which will result in police shortages. You can hear/read similar messages about nurses, plumbers, teachers etc. The (predicted) impact of a graying population is - finally - becoming noticeable. My blog's title is a reference to the 1972-1985 British comedy...

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The redundancy of politics (3)

If the Covid-19 pandemic has learned us anything then it's that politics is useless and (thus) redundant (my blogs). Either politicians deny or denied Covid-19 (eg, Brazil, Tanzania, UK, USA-Trump) with a disastrous result, or they exaggerate its impact on society (ie, < 0.1% cumulative fatality rate). The only country with a pragmatic approach was...

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Exit strategy

Exit strategy

In my view, an exit clause and/or strategy is the most important element in an agreement, a contract or in a certain situation (eg, Covid-19 exit strategy). However, it's also an underestimated step despite that (marriage) contracts do end prematurely (eg, divorce). Outsourcing contracts may have the worst exit strategies as if people forgot to even think about...

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Covid-19: guilt & shame + regret & remorse = lockdown

Recently, the Swedish King (74) made an interesting comment: "I think we have failed. We have a large number who have died and that is terrible". BBC: "Over 90% of [Swedish] Covid-related deaths have been among those aged 70 and over, and nearly half of all Covid deaths have been in care homes". Note: bold markings by LO.The Guardian: "Further, while...

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A public space on private property

For many months, the Dutch government claimed that mouth masks were unnecessary following the advice of the Dutch Public Health Institute or RIVM. Late July, its director stated the following: "For the sake of illustration, at least 200,000 people must wear a mouth mask for 1 week in order to possibly prevent 1 contamination" (NOS). Note: italic...

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The real lessons from Sweden’s approach to covid-19 (the Economist)

The real lessons from Sweden’s approach to covid-19 (the Economist)

The Economist: The real lessons from Sweden’s approach to covid-19 Economist subtitle: Sweden is held up as a champion of liberty. In fact it is the home of pragmatism Date: 10 October 2020 "The great thing about using a small country to support your argument is that your opponents are unlikely to know what is really going on there. Perhaps that is why Sweden, with...

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