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Eyes Wide Open: Noreena Hertz & Femke Halsema


In an age where established orders are collapsing all around us, traditional gatekeepers are leaving their gates and people have to google their way through many disparate sources, it is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish the sense from the nonsense. Economist Noreena Hertz recently published 'Eyes Wide Open' about these changing times and challenges for the present day civilian to take a 'radically different approach' and to become 'empowered decision-makers, capable of making high-stakes choices ourselves'. But what does it mean for experts like Hertz and Halsema? What is their role as decision-maker in a world where everyone is deciding? And what does this new world look like?