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I write a weekly column for the FD, the Dutch Financial Times and one of the oldest Dutch newspapers, covering a wide range op topics. I take the measure of themes like innovation, society and the economic system in order to catch the Zeitgeist. In order to do so on a truly global scale, my goal is to visit all 198 countries in the world. Here you will find some of the columns I wrote about my journeys so far.

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The main aversion people tend to have to advertising probably also is its main claim to effectivity: it gets on our nerves. So badly, in fact, that following an initiative by mayor Gilberto Kassab, the Brazilian city of São Paolo passed the ‘Cidade Limpa’ (‘clean city’) law in 2006. 15000 billboards and 300000 boisterous signs were taken down.A mayor as an urban ad blocker: for ...


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