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So why haven't the Dutch figured this out?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 04:53:28 PM EST
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I get from what people around here have said Rutte, et. al., are more in the Populist Fascist side of things.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 05:01:38 PM EST
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Rutte et al. are not alone. See this Dutch magazine cover about the perennial "lazy southerner".
by Bernard (bernard) on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 05:56:00 PM EST
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That's an Elsevier magazine, who probably represent the "lazy Dutch", making money from the work of scientists everywhere, while themselves contributing little.

University of California: Not a penny to Elsevier

The University of California System has canceled its multimillion-dollar subscription contract with Elsevier, an academic publisher.

Other institutions have canceled their "big deal" journal subscription contracts with major publishers before. But none in the U.S. have the financial and scholarly clout of the UC system -- which accounts for nearly 10 percent of the nation's publishing output.

The cancellation, announced Thursday, is a blow to Elsevier, which is facing increasing pressure to change its largely subscription-based business model. Last year, hundreds of institutions in Germany and Sweden refused to sign a deal with Elsevier unless it agreed to fundamentally change the way it charges institutions to access and publish research.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 06:09:27 PM EST
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I think it's a Calvinist thing.
by rifek on Sun May 31st, 2020 at 09:12:23 PM EST
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So that's why the Dutch are always working hard, and never sitting around in bars drinking beer?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun May 31st, 2020 at 09:25:47 PM EST
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I think it's more a matter of people believing on some level that predestination will take care of it all.
by rifek on Mon Jun 1st, 2020 at 03:58:52 AM EST
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Rutte forever?

by das monde on Mon Jun 1st, 2020 at 08:26:19 AM EST
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YEP!  🌵 😎

🐒 pulling wool over the eyes of the Dutch ... extreme poor performance by Dutch tv news and media ... result of decades by rightwing parties sketching Dutch government and judiciary as run by leftists and progressives brought up in the 1970s.

What you present to a nation will ultimately be consumed. Capitalism and one's pocket book is the new religion. The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the generational divide: youth struggling due to high costs of living, housing, debt, and job insecurity. The older generation are by definition seen as "rich" and living in homes that are too big in size. Many of the young adults are living at home years longer due to a privatized economy leading to these shortcomings in Dutch society. Rutte is a master in "nudging" leading to personal stature and considered to be every man's friend.

Rutte rubbing shoulders with UK political leadership AND president Trump. Bowing to White House pressure and canceling delivery of ASML chip machine to China.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 1st, 2020 at 08:52:46 AM EST
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