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September 20, 2013 7:12 AM Is this the End of the Dutch Welfare State?

Recently in the Financial Times. The Netherlands’ newly inaugurated King Willem-Alexander has made his first annual appearance before parliament one to remember, with a speech effectively announcing the end of the generous Dutch welfare state. … “Due to social developments...

By Henry Farrell

November 08, 2012 8:07 AM Legalizing Marijuana: Some Lessons from The Netherlands

Washington State and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana during Tuesday’s election. There are still many legal issues to be sorted out but it pays to ponder what will happen if legalization indeed takes effect. Alex Tabarrok may be right...

By Erik Voeten

February 29, 2012 7:10 AM Why Santorum Should Learn to Love the Netherlands

It seems like the Netherlands has emerged as the exemplar of all that is wrong with modern secular liberalism. First there was Fox News’ campaign against the free love, pot smoking, anarchists who have turned Amsterdam into a Disney...

By Erik Voeten

June 29, 2011 9:40 AM Culture Wars in the Netherlands

I am spending the summer in the Netherlands and I have been struck by just how much Dutch politics has changed. It is hard to resist the temptation to think that the American tea party would be quite enamored of...

By Erik Voeten