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Exit strategy (2)

I suppose that every commitment has an exit strategy. In Love, it’s called a breakup. In Knowledge, it’s about cancellations of contracts (eg, business, divorce, subscriptions). In Power, it’s about the exit of a member (eg, Brexit, Congress, NATO). Also see part 1 of this blog (2021). The idea for part 2 is the increasing sentiment for ending the (financial and...

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Is it a pity that we have so many opinions??

Recently, I had a conversation about the abundance of opinions. In our past, you had to send your handwritten or typed opinion in a sufficiently stamped envelope to a newspaper that might not even publish it. Since about 20 years, everyone can publish an opinion (eg, Facebook-2004, Twitter-2006). Hence, my question: Is it a pity that we have so many opinions?? The...

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Inequality and polarization

Recently, Belgian newspaper De Standaard published an article stating that a feeling of impoverishment pushes voters towards extremist sides. Hence, more inequality is responsible for more polarization in our societies. Also see my April 12 blog: Politics, a belief in (in)equality. For some time, I have noticed an increasing radicalization in the beliefs of...

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Russia’s losses are worse than anyone thinks (the Telegraph)

The Telegraph title: Russia’s losses are worse than anyone thinks Telegraph subtitle: Estimates of the Kremlin’s military casualties may be far too low given Kyiv’s use of new precision weaponsBy: Hamish de Bretton-Gordon Date: 9 May 2023 "It was a curious sight. Russia’s annual Victory Day parade, a display of military might and a celebration of its role in...

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Demographics

The UN still projects that "The world’s population is expected to increase by nearly 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from the current 8 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 10.4 billion in the mid-2080s." Early 2023, China admitted a population decline (eg, CNN, DW, Reuters). In Europe, the average fertility rate in 2022 was at or below...

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The new Flapper generation

Recently, I read a new word: the new (2020s) Flapper generation (eg, Big Think). In the 1920s, "Flappers were a subculture of young Western women [] who wore short skirts [], bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior." (Wiki) In the 1920s, the word flapper was a maverick term, something to be...

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