Spotting solutions that are simple and elegant, in other words, requires mental effort or what the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman calls slow as opposed to fast thinking.
For Andreas Kluth's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
How, in a pandemic, do you balance regional autonomy and flexible local responses with national coordination and coherence?
SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), protean and elusive as it is, may become our permanent enemy, like the flu but worse.
Smell, as much of the world is discovering in the pandemic, has long been our most underrated sense.
To make the global matrix even more complex, there are seven other nuclear powers to consider. Of these North Korea appears most unhinged. But China is the most ambitious.
Therein lies mRNA’s bigger promise: It can tell our cells to make whatever protein we want. That includes the antigens of many other diseases besides COVID-19.
This change would align American taxation of individuals with the systems of all other developed countries. It would free us expats to live, earn, save and invest as other people do.
Their journey as Turkish Germans cannot have been easy. Discrimination, overt or subtle, is rife in German society.
We are indeed in the midst of a digital transformation that will destroy many old jobs and create many new ones, and we need structures that help people adapt.
With some groups more likely than others to be killed by COVID-19, the idea of keeping certain groups indoors has surfaced.