Author

Thomas Bollen

articles
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2020

What really happens when a global crisis hits us

Opinie
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Thomas Bollen

Thomas Bollen

‘Most people are decent,’ is the central thesis of Rutger Bregman's new book ‘Humankind: A Hopeful History’. The prominent Dutch historian believes that if we embrace this positive image of humanity, the corona crisis will herald the end of the neoliberal era. Financial economist Thomas Bollen wonders whether this is really true: we talk about solidarity, but in the meantime social inequality is growing.

Solidarity with Italy is also about saving the European banking sector

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Thomas Bollen

Thomas Bollen

Dutch citizens have been asked to show solidarity with southern Europe. But Italy is not the only one needing help. If citizens do not provide financial support, the European banking sector is at risk of going under – again.