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Taking Our Jabs: The EU and Post-Brexit Britain Cross Lines in Their Competition for Vaccines
The demand for vaccines has caused international competition and even conflict, most notably between the United Kingdom and the European Union from which it…
Wednesday 10 Feb 2021
The Buck Stops Here: Political Theater and Lessons of Accountability amidst Holland’s toeslagenaffaire
In January the entire cabinet of Prime Minister Mark Rutte resigned after government tax officials wrongly accused tens of thousands of families of making…
Thursday 28 Jan 2021
Deinstitutionalizing the false consciousness of economic growth
Martin de Jong examines why economic growth as currently measured boosts false consciousness, but why it has not been dismantled and what role economists and…
Monday 7 Dec 2020
Menstrual health must be in government and employer policies
It’s a world’s first: Scotland has greenlighted free tampons and sanitary pads for all women. The Dutch government should follow suit, says Maria Carmen Punzi.
Monday 7 Dec 2020
Care about corporate sustainability? Protect Dutch companies from activist hedge funds!
If policy makers care about corporate sustainability, they should limit the influence of activist hedge funds. Activist hedge funds buy shares of companies to make these companies focus on maximizing shareholder value in the short term.
Thursday 29 Oct 2020
Feeling like a Grapperhaus in the land of missed opportunities
Martin de Jong explains why with a second wave of infections and hospitalizations taking off, otherwise forgivable ignorance, carelessness and lack of determination may have become unforgivable.
Tuesday 29 Sep 2020
On Tomatoes, Racial Capitalism and Barikamà
The tomatoes in our supermarkets are often an insult to human dignity. In this opinion piece, tomatoes become the material evidence of a broken economic system, enabled by a troubling web of laws.
Wednesday 26 Aug 2020
Imperial and inclusive: Is Xiong’an the new model for urbanization with Chinese characteristics?
Xiong’an is China’s most breath-taking urban mega-project. It is imperial in its sheer size, political importance and ambition levels. But what is Xiong’an and how does it work?
Monday 13 Jul 2020
ISS webinar on Covid-19
Pandemic, poverty and power: Perspectives on in/exclusivity in cities
Monday 29 Jun 2020
Decolonization as a Statute of Limitations
Following the resurgence of public indignation against systemic racism in Western societies, Yogi Hendlin states that the expiry date of colonialism has come due, requiring thorough decolonization.
Monday 22 Jun 2020
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