There is no city, beach, mountain or island where no Dutch person has ever been. The Dutch are really everywhere. From the figures of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) we can see that in 2014 from the 15,7 million Dutch people 9,4 million went on a holiday to a foreign country. But where are all these people going?
Since its launch in 2009, the transportation service company Uber has made a quick international expansion, reaching almost 3 billion in total funding by the start of 2015. Despite its contribution to the so-called “sharing economy”, it has been heavily criticized by governments and taxi companies. New companies like Uber are often accused of destroying the value created in the formal economy and contributing to the destruction of many full-time jobs. Only two weeks ago, hundreds of French taxi drivers blocked the ring road of Paris to protest against the “unfair” competition from the Californian-based company.
Some people are afraid that the best part of their life comes to an end after their study is finished. We wanted to show that this is definitely not always the case, so we decided to ask Asset | Economics’ former chairman Joost Slabbekoorn how he has been doing after his graduation in 2014. He tells us about his interesting traineeship at APG and reflects on his time as a student and a board member.
The media landscape is an ever changing world. Especially in the last decade we have seen massive changes in the way we consume information and entertainment. The rise of social media can be seen as the most important phenomenon in all of this.
Among the active members of study association Asset|Economics, many students can be found who have interesting activities besides their studies. In this article Laurens Otemann will be interviewed about his experience with combining studying and sports. Laurens is currently graduating from his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Economics at Tilburg University and he has played water polo in the Dutch Eredivisie, the highest water polo league of the Netherlands.
Recently, the Economist wrote an interesting article on changing social relations between men and women on the labor market. For centuries, societies were leaded, created and protected by men, while women took care of the household and raising the children. In the past century however, women justifiably fought for more rights and equality, because the traditional gender roles are no longer maintainable in today’s complex society. This resulted in a big growth of the labor force in many countries, giving western countries huge welfare increases. But today a new, slightly worrying, trend is taking place on the labor market.
Many people are looking forward to the public launch of the oculus rift. For people that don’t know what an oculus rift is: The oculus rift is a virtual reality headset that places the person in a virtual three-dimensional world where you could look around and do whatever you want. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination of the human mind.
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