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Green Claims in Europe

Green Claims The last few years we saw an increasing amount of environmental (or ‘green’) claims and labels appearing on the products in several sorts of shops. As a consumer they looked interesting and could have been a guide to … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #10 Health

Poverty evolution in Flanders 10.     Health In the previous chapters we saw that poverty in our society is a connection of many elements, often at the same time present with poor families, difficulties in the education, bad employment chances, a … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #9 Consumption

Poverty evolution in Flanders 9.     Consumption People with higher incomes are likely to consume more goods and services, and to attribute a far higher proportion of their expenditure to ‘non-essentials’ such as holidays, visits to restaurants, or other leisure activities. … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #7 Education

Poverty evolution in Flanders 7.     Education Education, which can directly provide the skills, knowledge and qualifications that are important in social and labour market participation, in Flanders seems very well taken care off. It starts at age 2.5 when almost … Continue reading

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Securing risks

Geopolitical crises like the Asian meltdown and 9/11 became defined risk in the public consciousness (being ‘staged in the mass media’) and have repopularised scenario planning and threat assessments as pragmatic futures methodologies. International risk management has become a lucrative … Continue reading

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A risk taking society

In my previous Dutch postings I talked about our society taking certain risks. Not only teenagers get an information overload and seem to be hard-wired to take risks. Today’s teens are “stressed out” but also a lot of adults get … Continue reading

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