This Blog is written by Balder Hageraats as a part of our Newsletter the Westphalian.

FINAL COVID Q&A

This will be the final In Focus before taking a bit of a summer break. When I return, I will return to analysing foreign policy in general. This is not…

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THE ART OF DOING NOTHING

A common response to people criticising lockdown or other extreme anti-corona measures is “well, what’s the alternative?”. This is a common fallacy: people see a problem, someone comes up with…

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THE FREEDOM TO SELF-INCARCERATE

An open society is much more fragile than it may seem. In the name of Corona, we are currently deeply harming the very fabric of what makes countries have high degrees of wellbeing, freedom and resilience.

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STATISTICS VERSUS FACTS

We, human beings, are absolutely awful at understanding statistics and using them responsibly. This has of course been observed by many commentators over the centuries. Let’s start with everyone’s go-to-guy-for-fun-quotes: …

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