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First World Problems Are Just As Important As Third World Problems

Whenever someone is feeling bad, one of the standard responses is “it could always be worse.” And that’s true. A teenager living in the Western world can hardly be the most miserable person on this planet, so if her mother … Continue reading

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It’s Fantastic That 85 People Have The Wealth Of 3,5 Billion

A while ago I came across this 1-minute long video, in which Canadian businessman Kevin O’Leary was asked about his opinion on Oxfam‘s freshly released statistic that the 85 richest people in the world have a wealth equivalent to the … Continue reading

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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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Giving Aid to Developing Countries is Wrong

This is going to be one of those painful posts in which I advocate a view which is just unacceptable, and, quite frankly, of which I am pretty sure I don’t agree myself. However, it is always good to think … Continue reading

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