Pax Americana in a Chinese world Our modern day addiction Brooks on our Second Mountain Continue reading Pax Americana, iPhone addiction and living a good life
Had to catch up with my to-reads, here’s this week’s digest: The Chinese mayor John Bolton: is Trump’s “bloodsucker” now … Continue reading Interesting reads
Twee keer over duurzaamheid van het (nationaal) populisme, uit Engeland (Matthew Goodwin) en uit Frankrijk (Christophe Guilluy) National Populism: The … Continue reading Populisme is geen bevlieging
Tyler Cowen arguing against the art of storytelling Continue reading Don’t buy the simple story
What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter? Read it in this Farnam Street blog Continue reading Strategy is not tactics
Bruno Maçães calls for a far more aggressive European foreign policy. “Crises and challenges unaddressed by an active foreign policy … Continue reading Europe, head out into the world!
How Trump’s ideas are hurting exports Continue reading Another great ‘Cowen’
Very true, and cannot be said enough Continue reading PC is the enemy
Deep state or corrupt government? Tyler Cowen and Nassim Taleb on the trouble with education Kurt Vonnegut on how to … Continue reading Some interesting stuff…deep state, Europe, Kurt Vonnegut…
“Vice to which great powers easily succumb in a multipolar world is inattention; in a bipolar world, overreaction; in a … Continue reading More realism – and not idealism – is needed
Part of Snyder’s interesting mini YouTube lectures, I recently discovered. Continue reading “Without Europe, there would be no sovereign countries”
De nieuwe darling-politicoloog, de ietwat alarmistische Yascha Mounk vindt van niet en maakt zich zorgen. Tom van der Meer (van … Continue reading Jongere generatie hecht niet meer aan democratie. Of toch wel?
Surprisingly enough, Europe is lagging all American states economically Continue reading Almost all US states richer than Europe
Yascha Mounk interviewed by David Frum in the Atlantic, on populism, the trouble with illiberal democracies and America’s role. An excerpt: … Continue reading Populism’s continuing rise
Two of the greatest minds alive (and authors of some of my favourite books) discuss anti-fragility, globalisation, the economy, fuck-you … Continue reading Taleb & Kahneman. Together!
Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe’s population – even with no future migration. Read the full Pew … Continue reading Muslims in Europe: the data behind the debate
Democracy on its own does not consistently lower inequality, Walter Scheidel argues in the Atlantic, only catastrophe will. As “inequality … Continue reading The remedy for inequality? War
Saltwater economics vs. freshwater economics: the battle is on. New Keynesian macroeconomists (saltwater) fail to acknowledge radical uncertainty in their … Continue reading Still waiting for the new big macroeconomic idea..
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, is doing things his own way. He’s running the company differently from his famous predecessors, Bill Gates … Continue reading Always hungry for new knowledge
Well, try the guidebook of the cigarette industry, writes ‘ Undercover Economist’ Tim Harford. Applicable to Brexit campaigns, Trump news … Continue reading How to dispute indisputable facts
The read of the week: an essay on why Francis Fukuyama is still so widely misunderstood and the high level … Continue reading Fukuyama – the prophet
Heel interessant voorstel voor een CO2 belasting uit onverdachte hoek. Ondere uit de koker van Hank Paulson, minister van Financien … Continue reading Een conservatieve oplossing voor het klimaat
Stijlelementen zorgen voor herkenning, door middel van ‘discriminative learning’: mooi werk van Google. Continue reading Wat maakt Parijs typisch Parijs?
…according to the International Crisis Group. From Turkey to Congo, the world still is a turbulent place. Read more here Continue reading 10 conflicts to watch this year
Highly original article on the rise of Trumpism – taking us back to Hunter S. Thompsons’s book on motorcycle guys. … Continue reading Total retaliation
America is not longer the leader of the free world: uncharted waters are awaiting us… …according to Ian Bremmer in … Continue reading Buckle up, G-Zero has arrived
Fascinating piece by the great Nassim Nicholas Taleb (from last summer) on intolerance as a winning strategy (when in doubt, … Continue reading Minority power
Excellent piece by Yuval Levin from Commentary Magazine on the threat President Trump will pose to institutions, pluralism and – … Continue reading “I alone can solve”
American populism according to Niall Ferguson. In this recent talk he explains what is needed for ‘peak populism’ to get … Continue reading 5 ingredients for a populist backlash