Netherlands

Global Politics

A Dutchman’s view of New Hampshire’s political ‘fairy tale’

A swarm of international political enthusiasts are in New Hampshire for the primary. Willem Post is a Dutch academic who hasn’t missed a Granite State primary since the beginning of the ‘90s. He loves the whole experience and says the excitement, the intimacy and the scenery make the poll in the New Hampshire resemble ‘a fairy tale.’ He also wants Americans to understand the global significance of the vote.

Business, Finance & Economics

How Canada tried to eradicate poverty with guaranteed income

For some residents of the Netherlands it will soon be money for nothing. Utrecht in the Netherlands just announced it would be experimenting with "basic income." That is, giving people on welfare a paycheck regardless of whether they get a job or not. This isn't the first experiment in handing out checks without strings. Economist Evelyn Forget studied a similar experiment in Manitoba in the 1970s.