Myth and Reality of the Polder Model
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Myth and Reality of the Polder Model

(Jan Berkouwer) The Low Countries - 1998, № 6, pp. 35-44

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The Dutch ‘polder model' for running the national economy appears to attracting a sizeable following. Some people even talk of a ‘Dutch miracle'. This article explores whether ‘economic model' and ‘miracle' are the appropriate terms here, or whether it would be more accurate to regard the ‘polder model' as a myth.

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