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Do we have to be an anarchist to react

Christians and political involvement Some Christians say Christians may not be involved in politics. But does that mean that we just have to stand aside and do nothing? I understand the involvement in politics differently. As a Christian, being a … Continue reading

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Who is considered Old

In case you would ask several people if they would consider them young or old, or the other person young or old, you shall get quite different answers from the different age groups. When we look at the key results … Continue reading

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1985-2012 Poverty in Europe

From bad to worse The number of poor people in Europe had increased from 38 million in 1975 to 44 million in 1985. {Interim report on the 2° European Poverty Programme – EU Commission 1989} But soon this figure went … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #8 Work

Poverty evolution in Flanders 8.     Work Work-related factors were the principal explanations given as to why people were poor or excluded from society, the three main reasons being long-term unemployment (35 % of respondents giving it as one of up … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #6 Transport factor of immobilising financial growth

Poverty evolution in Flanders 6.     Transport factor of immobilising financial growth At the “Year 2000 International Research Conference on Social Security” in Helsinki (25 -27 September 2000) they came to the conclusion that the high poverty level in countries with … 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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