Posted inClimate Crisis

Saudi Arabia surprises no one with its oil plans

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s the sort of story you couldn’t get past a fiction editor as “realistic”, but which is nonetheless par for the course in our relentlessly self-destructive world: Ahead of COP28, the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference to be held from November 30 to December 12 in the United Arab Emirates, an undercover investigation has confirmed […]

Posted inCritical thinking

A response to Hirsi Ali’s response to her critics

Reading Time: 6 minutes Former atheist anti-Islamic author Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently wrote a column for UnHerd declaring her new identity as a Christian. This caused quite some uproar in certain circles given her previous ardent advocacy for rejecting Islam for unbelief. The author and public critic of Islam was associated with the New Atheist movement. I discussed previously […]

Posted inEconomics

Argentina and the politics of desperation

Reading Time: 6 minutes On November 19, Argentina elected Javier Milei as its next president, to take office this December. His politics have been compared to those of Donald Trump (in his showmanship) and Jair Bolsonaro (in his rightwing extremism and denialism), but his ideas go further than both. Milei calls himself an anarcho-capitalist (a form of libertarian), whose […]

Posted inNews

Bring down the paywalls

Reading Time: 3 minutes Paywalls are born from the economic reality that we have to pay for good journalism somehow. But even a necessary evil is still an evil. There should be more creative and flexible ways to support the industry that keeps us informed.

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