Dan Mace: Breaking the law in international waters (with cop and gang lord)

Dat nieuwe project van Dan, waar hij over heel de wereld vraagt om zaadjes met zotte ideeën te plaatsen op een kaart en dat hij dan elke week eentje uitkiest om daar creatief mee om te gaan, dat is echt zo zwaar de max. Zowel als concept, maar zeker ook in zijn uitvoering.

Trial runs for fascism are in full flow

Fintan O’Toole in de Irish Times: The blooding process has begun within the democratic world. The muscles that the propaganda machines need for defending the indefensible are being toned up. Millions and millions of Europeans and Americans are learning to think the unthinkable. So what if those black people drown in the sea? So what […]

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

Opvallend onderzoek: When we look closely at the data, a striking pattern emerges. The benefit of having a highly competent boss is easily the largest positive influence on a typical worker’s level of job satisfaction. Even we were surprised by the size of the measured effect. For instance, among American workers, having a technically competent […]

Why Donald Trump Suddenly Decided to Talk About the Environment

Bill McKibben in The New Yorker: By now, we are used to Trump’s big-lie technique. Even by that standard, however, the claim that “we are working harder than many previous Administrations, maybe almost all of them,” on environmental protection will be believed by exactly no one for whom words have not yet lost their common-sense […]

De Verenigde Staten zijn wereldkampioen voetbal

Sports Illustrated: “Unflappable. Unapologetic. Unequaled.”: We’ll go there. Muhammad Ali is a singular figure in American life. But there are elements of a modern-day Ali in Rapinoe’s stance toward sports and social activism, to say nothing of her ability to turn the glare of publicity—much of it controversial—to her advantage. Who else would say with […]