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Ben Coates

Ben Coates was born in Britain in 1982. After completing a master’s degree in economics, he worked as a political adviser, corporate speechwriter, lobbyist and aid worker in Britain, the Netherlands and in Africa. He is the author of the bestselling Why the Dutch are Different, and has reported for the BBC, Independent, Scotsman and Irish Times. He lives with his Dutch wife in a cottage in the countryside near Gouda.