A demo by Just Stop Oil activists
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Activist thinking — curse or blessing?

There is much to criticize in activism (especially by economists), but is it all bad?

Koen Smets
6 min readJan 19, 2024

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Imagine your kidneys have ceased functioning, and you have been needing dialysis for months, waiting for a transplant. Buying and selling organs is of course illegal, but you also know that your neighbour’s kidney would be a match for you. Hypothetically…

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Koen Smets

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius