Guido den Broeder

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Guido den Broeder (b.1957) is a Dutch econometrician, politician, chess player, and since 1987 a myalgic encephalomyelitis patient.[1] He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Den Broeder gained international fame with the development of the macro-econometric model AMO-K, which for some 15 years was used to study a number of strategic policy scenarios for The Netherlands. From 1990-1995, he was a member of the Economic Committee of the Dutch political party GroenLinks. He was a representative in Rotterdam from 1994 to 2002.[1]

An accomplished chess player, he gained the title of FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echecs)[3] Master and became champion of the Rotterdam region on two occasions. He finished second in the Dutch Correspondence Chess championship of 1980/81, and authored a number of tournament books.[1]

On 1 April 2015, as a protest move, he declared his Rotterdam home as part of a micronation, Paraduin. This was after The Netherlands denied him welfare and the Dutch court refused to hear his case leaving him without means to survive.[4]

He is currently working on a young adult fantasy book, Bellerophon.[5]

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

On May 12, 1987, he fell ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, and never recovered.[6] In 2011, he founded ME Vereniging Nederland, the national patient organization for ME in the Netherlands. He has served as chairman until this day.[7] He has criticised the publications of the Dutch Health Council on chronic fatigue syndrome and the policy of the Dutch minister of health for spending its entire budget for CFS research on cognitive behavioral therapy. Also, in 2011, he founded and became president of Stichting ME Research, a foundation whose purpose is to conduct, promote and interpret research on myalgic encephalomyelitis.[8]

Publications[edit | edit source]

Online Presence[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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