Categorie: Samenleving

The groundwork for a sustainable economy

Lately, I realized that I was not as concerned about the climate as some other people around me. Personally, I did not think about the consequences that my own behavior had on our climate. Our usage of plastic bags for our goods, fossil fuels, and other unsustainable human endeavors, are not without consequences. Sooner or later, we will have used up most of the earth’s precious resources and now is the time to find alternatives for solutions for our overconsumption. Because in the end, climate change, is a product of our over consumptive behavior. There […]

09 november • Door Berke Aslan Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

Should we keep or kick the king?

The Dutch Royal Family is in the news every once in a while. Whether it is with their yearly press photo in Lech, or when princess Amalia was told she could still be queen if she marries a woman, or even when a private picture of Alexia was shared. We have had the monarchy for more than 200 years. In the year 1814, the first constitution of the monarchy was laid down, with king Willem I as its first king. However, lately, the support for the monarchy has been decreasing. So, should we even keep […]

02 november • Door Deirdre Westenbrink Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten
Roko

Roko’s Basilisk

What if a super intelligent A.I from the future will torture the people who haven’t helped create it? – Patrick Jans

26 oktober • Door Patrick Jans Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

The Technocracy

A major outage led to the unavailability of Facebook and its subsidiaries WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger on Monday evening. The outage started at approximately 17:30 and lasted until 23:50. About 3.5 billion users of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger combined were unable to check their feeds and receive messages. This event led to a surge in activity on Twitter, of users who took to vent about the outage. Personally, this outage was a wakeup call on how much I truly rely on WhatsApp for most of my day-to-day communication. I realized how a corporate entity […]

07 oktober • Door Berke Aslan Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten

A road to mathematics

Remember when you were young and you were too excited to sleep because you were going on vacation the next day? Your parents would wake you up very early the next morning because they wanted to drive all the way to the south of France in one day. Then, sometime during the road trip, your parents would miss an exit and have no idea where to go. Their printed out ‘ANWB routeplanner’ did not tell them what to do in case they made a wrong turn. Nowadays, most people do not have this stress anymore, […]

05 oktober • Door Deirdre Westenbrink Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten
Predicting the future

On predicting the future

Predicting the future is a hard concept to grasp. That is why this article aims to discuss some daily applications of predictions and dives a bit in to the world of forecasting.

15 juni • Door David Anthonio Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

What is the price of CO2 and how can YOU change it?

“This is truly amazing news and a gigantic win for the earth, our children and all of us. The judge has spoken clearly: Shell causes severe climate change and will have to end that rapidly.’’ These were the words of Donald Pols, director of Milieudefensie in the Netherlands, after a lawsuit in which Shell was forced to bring back its CO2 emissions by 45% in 2030 compared to 2019. The event is historic: never before had a court forced an oil company to take more action in diminishing greenhouse gas emissions. The judges acknowledged that […]

01 juni • Door Sjors Keet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten
sports betting

The World of Sports Betting

It’s Saturday evening and you’re watching a football game with a couple of friends. Unfortunately, the game is between mediocre teams, so you don’t expect to see a great match. However, one of your friends has an idea to spice it all a bit up and to make the game more entertaining. You decide to all put in 10 euros, so you can place a bet on the outcome of the match. The game which you assumed to be boring before, is now starting to become a bit tenser. And it’s not only you and […]

11 mei • Door Casper de Vries Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

Why Formula 1 is crucial for our safety

Many of you have probably watched the most recent race in Imola, where Max Verstappen achieved his 11th career win. During the Grand Prix, two drivers crashed into each other at 300 kilometres per hour and caused the race to be red-flagged. Luckily, the drivers could get out of their cars with no scratches. Had this accident occurred 30 years earlier, however, we would have seen a completely different outcome. The early days Formula 1 is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars. It is the pinnacle of autosport and […]

22 april • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten
billionaires exist

Should billionaires exist?

You might have heard it in the news lately, the number of billionaires has never been as high as right now. At the beginning of April, the Forbes’ 35th Annual World’s Billionaires List was announced. The number of people owning more than $1,000,000,000 has increased to an unprecedented 2,755. Together they are worth $13.1 trillion, which is way more than the $8 trillion all billionaires combined were worth one year ago. This is partly due to the fact that there is a record high of 493 new billionaires and to the fact that 86% of […]

20 april • Door Deirdre Westenbrink Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten
why time speed up as we get older

Why does time seem to speed up when we get older?

With a deep sigh you blow out the candles on the cake. Today is your birthday and the whole family is congratulating you. You should be happy, but something is troubling you. Last year seems to have passed so quickly, even quicker than the year before. When you were younger, you never understood why your parents were always complaining about how the years went by so fast, but now you’re beginning to realise what they meant. Luckily, you’re not the only one that experiences it. It’s namely the story that everybody seems to understand; life […]

08 april • Door Casper de Vries Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten

Podcast de Econometrist: de balans tussen feest en sport

Een primeur! De allereerste podcast in de geschiedenis van de Econometrist. In deze podcast duiken Sjors en Jochem dieper in de rol van sport in het leven van een student, en alle keuzes en uitdagingen die daarbij komen kijken. Tune in en zone out door jezelf onder te dompelen in de wereld van de studentensportverenigingen, de FOMO die door sport op de loer ligt en de anekdotes van twee zelfverklaard ervaringsdeskundigen. Te beluisteren op zowel de Econometrist als Spotify! Deze podcast is gemaakt door Sjors Keet en Jochem Hak

25 maart • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Minder dan een minuut

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