Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Shocked European: The US Does Not Have A Long-Term Unemployment Benefit

For many, the title of this post might seem rather straightforward, just a given fact that you already knew about, but for me, as a Dutch person, it was a mind-boggling realisation. I’ve always known that welfare benefits in the … Continue reading

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Our Purpose: A Simple and Concrete Explanation of the Meaning of Life

Let’s face it: life can seem quite pointless sometimes. We spend our days doing the same thing over and over again without a clear final purpose, and if you think about it too much, that can be rather frustrating. Still, … Continue reading

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The Indian Supreme Court Might Have Been Right To Re-illegalise Homosexual Activity

It was a bad week for human rights. And that’s probably an understatement. Not only did the Indian Supreme Court strike down an earlier decision to legalise homosexual activity, causing the 10-year prison sentence to once again come into effect, … Continue reading

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White Students Accuse Black Teacher of Racism: Lies, Bias and Bad Media

It’s been two weeks since my post about why white people’s opinions matter, but clearly not everything has been said yet. A few days ago, the Huffington Post wrote an opinion-piece about a black teacher who had been sued for … Continue reading

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Turkey and the European Union: Why Exclusion is Wrong

Islam is quite frightening. Not the actual religion, of course, but the perception most people in the West have of it is pretty darn scary. It’s no wonder then that even after about two decades of lobbying, Turkey still isn’t … Continue reading

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