Halloween festivities show Government Complexities

156.  156 is the number of people currently confirmed to have lost their lives in the huge crowd crush that took place last month in Seoul, South Korea. This gruesome

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Is an ‘idiot-proof’-world making us behave like idiots?

A recent article I read by psychologist Thijs Launspach got me thinking: if the world is designed to help us and cater to our needs whenever we want, will our ability to think for ourselves eventually diminish? Put in other words: will an ‘idiot-proof’ world turn us into idiots?

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Depp v. Heard: The Bandwagon Nature of Public Opinion

If you have been anywhere near social media since the beginning of April, I can assume that you’ve heard of the ongoing defamation trial between John C. Depp, II and

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The glorification of drug abuse

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about media and how it shapes our thinking, doing, being. I also heard a lot about the tv show Euphoria (2019) lately, which

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The Moral Implications of Economic Sanctions

Economic sanctions are a popular tool to punish a state without using armed forces and risking a military conflict. For this reason, they have been in fashion over the past few decades, and are now once again being used against Russia as a reaction to the war in Ukraine.

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Sports and Politics: Why we Should not Treat Sports as Independent From Politics

“The US should stop politicizing sports, and stop disrupting and undermining the Beijing Winter Olympics.” According to the statement of a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, the United States’ decision to

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The “War on Drugs” in Latin America – and How Women Are Its Victims

Writing from the Netherlands, where drugs are liberalized to a certain extent, it is hard to imagine what policies look like on the other side of the world. Don’t worry,

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Elon Musk’s Time … for what?

It may have come to your attention that Time magazine’s choice for the Person of the Year was revealed at the beginning of this week. And as some of you

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Commercial Superpowers as Members of the United Nations

Given their economic and political power, should global corporations such as Facebook and Amazon be joined as members of the United Nations?

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New Life on… the International Space Station?!

Life finds a way! Learn more about how scientists are discovering new bacteria and fungi off of Earth

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