Category Archives: Welfare and Health

International Day of Happiness!

We may witness many countries going beyond the rhetoric of quality of life to incorporate practical measures to promote twin concepts of happiness and well-being in their legislation and policy-making.  These good practices can inspire other countries so that measuring … Continue reading

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Call to raise the wage

In several so called civilised countries we still may find people who have to work for wages which should put us to shame. Many people may look with Argus eyes to the New World where everything seems so much better … Continue reading

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Expanding opportunities for more American families

It is scandalous that in many so called ‘civilised countries’ people do have to work for just a few Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Wherever you look in Belgium at a construction site you shall see Polish workers, who have to … Continue reading

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Preparing for an important election

Grassroots support can be the difference between winning and losing elections. This year Belgium shall have to encounter one of the most important elections in its short history. People shall have to bring out their vote for the way they … Continue reading

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Mass medication health-care research and dementia

Over the last 20 years, health-care research has made spectacular progress in understanding the causes of illnesses such as cancer, dementia, asthma, rheumatism, diabetes and heart disease, but most interest was put in to the chemical industry which laughed at … Continue reading

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Having to wear a coat inside the house against the cold, as a college graduate, is a sign for society

Republicans keep controlling  the House of Representatives and want to act negatively against anything Obama wants to do for the people of the United states of America. At last, we could say, some sense came into the heads of some … Continue reading

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Human relations 2013

50% of babies born in Belgium in 2011 had parents who were not married to each other, far above the EU average of 39.5%, according to Eurostat. 28 years is the average age of a woman in Flanders giving birth … Continue reading

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Parenthood made more difficult

When we look around us we can see that the gap between the haves and have-nots is increasing in both city and country areas, and that the governments do not really take many efforts to bridge the incomes of the … Continue reading

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I want to get paid for changing diapers, but i don’t want to run a day care

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Being a mostly-stay-at-home dad is fun, but also hard. Some days I wish I got paid for each diaper I changed, but that would only happen if I worked at or owned  a day care,…

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Transparency is the key to credibility for the EU

A little country in a big union Belgians may quarrel about having to split the country in two or three, having Walloon, Flemish and German speaking people having to live in their own little state, but how would they feel … Continue reading

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