GroenLinks and its Failing Strategy

Leiden, a.d. XV Kal. Dec. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., Today the UN Conference on Climate Change has started in Paris. In expectation of this, last week the Labour party (PvdA) and 'Green Left' (GroenLinks) announced a plan to cut CO2 emissions by 95% compared to 1990 by 2050. This would be a major change to the current Dutch environmental policies, because... Continue Reading →

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Background, Salafism and Free Will

Leiden, a.d. III Id. Nov. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., For both practical as well as academic reasons I want to know why some people become fundamentalist muslims, and why a subset of those people decide to murder innocent people. The practical reason is of course that once we understand why people make these decisions, we could hopefully implement policies that... Continue Reading →

We All Stand Together

As you probably know already, last night Paris was shaken up by several terrorist attacks. When talking with a friend living in Paris, we noticed how similar our reaction was. Of course the terrorist attacks themselves scared us, especially her: "Hearing about these things always makes me angry but having it happen so close actually mostly... Continue Reading →

Trump is going to be trumped

As Popper argued, we need to make bold predictions, so we can learn from our mistakes. My prediction is that Trump will not win the Republican primaries for two reasons. Firstly, while Trump is leading in the polls of the Republican primaries now, he is not close to a majority. Many voters support thirteen other candidates,... Continue Reading →

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