Here you can find the bulk of all the articles and columns I have written since the early 2000’s, mainly in the leading Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter. Earlier texts are mostly only in print.
Framstegsbloggen (the Progress Blog)
Blog in Dagens Nyheter 2011–2017 highlighting progress and misconceptions about progress. Awarded by Swedish Science Academy IVA in 2015.
Read here: Part one (December 2013–March 2017), Part two (August 2011–November 2013)
Essays, articles, and scripts on various topics from politics and psychology to the more esoteric realm.
Thousands of articles covering politics, economics, science, culture and general news from my over twenty years at the leading Swedish newspaper.
Follow-up blog on books
Further discussions on my books ”Apokalypsens gosiga mörker” (“The Cozy Darkness of the Apocalypse”) and ”Farväl, oskuld” (“Farewell, Innocence”).
A selection of articles in other news media
My columns and articles at Warp News
Overarching theme: The world is better than we are led to believe.
”Succéfilmen ’Don’t Look Up’ har fått allt om bakfoten”
[Fokus, 01-25-2022, in Swedish]
Column criticizing director Adam McKay for getting things backwards.
”Trots rubrikerna – klimatläget ganska hoppfullt”
[Fokus, 11-05-2021, in Swedish]
Analyzing article ahead of COP-26 summit comparing facts with official narrative.
”Nu talar siffrorna för att Afrikas tid är här”
[Svenska Dagbladet, 09-16-2018, in Swedish]
Erik Esbjörnsson and I write about Africa’s window of opportunity.
”State of the World in Two Minutes”
[On Dagens Nyheter’s Youtube channel, 06-08-2016]
Video explainer summing up major global trends.
”Utopierna som försvann i mediebruset”
[Uttryck Magazine, 04-08-2015, in Swedish]
An essay on the utopia-dystopia theme.
Are you ignorant about the world?
During a trip in the US with Dr Hans Rosling, Gapminder foundation, I wrote this piece for CNN.
”Ekonomiska krisen inte så farlig för Sverige”
[Dagens Nyheter, 08-09-2009, in Swedish]
Op-ed. Thesis: The 2008 economic crisis will show to be a small dip on the long-term growth curve.