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Inflation Is Good for You (the Intercept)

Introduction LO: This article is counter-intuitive. It makes much more sense to expect that low-income households will feel (much) more pain than high-income households. Hence, I selected it for a review and fact-check. This article focuses on the impact of inflation on debt. In and of itself, it is true that inflation deflates debt in real terms. However, debt is...

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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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Who is to blame for hospital demand exceeding supply?

Recently, a friend posted a diagram indicating that the group of hospitalized people now includes unvaccinated and (fully) vaccinated people. This applies to several countries. This is weird as vaccines should prevent hospitalization. I got curious as to the How, What, Who & Why. A recent WebMD article claims the (American) breakthrough cases are in need for a...

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The EU Bankrolled a Rebellion That Threatens to Tear It Apart (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: The EU Bankrolled a Rebellion That Threatens to Tear It ApartBloomberg subtitle: Poland and Hungary have used the largesse of the European Union to undermine democracy and the rule of law. Is it too late to bring them in line?By: Wojciech Moskwa, Zoltan Simon, and Rodney JeffersonDate: 14 November 2021 "Governments across Europe are...

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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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What is “gain-of-function” research? (the Economist)

The Economist title: What is “gain-of-function” research?The Economist subtitle: The genetic engineering of coronaviruses has caused jittersDate: 1 November 2021 "DISQUIET IS growing about “gain-of-function” (GOF) research, a form of genetic manipulation on micro-organisms. Some anxiety stems from the idea that such work was responsible for creating SARS-CoV-2, the...

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