Re: ECON: Dutch Miracle or Dutch Disease?

Fred Foldvary (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 18:12:31 -0700

>To understand why the Netherlands can never be the model for any European
>country looking to do what the Netherlands have done, you have to know that
>Rotterdam is Europes top harbor (282 mln tons in 1991), and one of the
>worlds largest. The countries economy depends highly on transport & sales
>of imported goods to other european countries.

I recall that the Netherlands has a great deal of natural gas, which
has funded its welfare-state programs.

Fred Foldvary