Random Musings

A blog about sustainability, society, and whatever else springs to mind

When France Falls

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

A Marine Le Pen victory in France may be closer than it seems. The European project will surely unravel. This article was first published by Radix, the Huffington Post, Die Achse des Guten and Global Review For the last couple of years, I have been urging everyone who would listen to take seriously the fundamental […] ...Read more »

Good Morning America

Posted on November 10th, 2016

  Donald Trump is an illiberal radical. Or is he? This article was first published by Radix In September this year we published a book. We titled it “The Death Of Liberal Democracy”. Not many paid much notice. In the wake of the convincing Trump victory, maybe some now will. Trump was democratically elected. But he […] ...Read more »

Bank of England Is Stuck In A Rut

Posted on August 8th, 2016

Original FT article here. Full Radix report here.   ...Read more »

A Rule-Based World Order – The End of the Delusion

Posted on August 7th, 2016

  The global elite cannot believe that their perfectly managed new world order is slowly but surely falling apart and they are powerless to prevent it. This article was first published by Radix, the Huffington Post and Het Financieele Dagblad (Dutch) We had all bought into the idea of a post-war world order. Countries would co-operate to devise […] ...Read more »

How Governments and the Media Help Terrorism Be More Effective

Posted on August 2nd, 2016

By grandstanding and keeping terrorism constantly in the news, governments and the media become and integral part of the terrorist’s armamentarium. This article first appeared in the Huffington Post Terrorism works through creating fear and the impression of ever present danger. By creating spectacles of destruction, terrorists provide the media with opportunities to fill pages […] ...Read more »

Brexit is a test of the extent of political deafness

Posted on June 24th, 2016

Is the Brexit earthquake loud enough for the deaf political establishment to hear it? Or will business as usual lead to a disintegration of the Union? This article was first published in the Huffington Post When I first moved to the Netherlands three years ago quite a few things turned out just as I expected […] ...Read more »