01. Basically No Competition

You can divide it into three, big giant company is a company which is so huge so it can make any pressure to other company to follow their term whatever it like to (think like Microsoft in the past), Cartel like company is more or less no competition between them, its like they all agree with certain level of price. The last one is Pie Slice Company, each company have its own slice/share of their market, usually based on location. I’ll try to put what we mostly use here.

Big Giant Company :
internet,phone,Television: Ziggo
A Merk Supermarket: Albert Heijn
Electronic: Mediamarkt
Furniture: IKEA
Train: NS 

Cartel Like Companies :
Mobile Phones Providers
Banks

Pie Slices Companies :
Public Transport (Bus, Tram)
Housing Makelaar
Water & Electric

02. Funny Government Policy
– They punish the giant with millions euro fine
Instead of changing in management, who will pay the fine in the end anyway? of course consumer !

– Increase pension time from 65 – 67
We keep hearing this kind of news from government, at least when I stay during VVD and PvDA coalition
We will save budget by blah blah blah –> but the result is more or less.. oops we wrong…
The policy is very short sightless, you maybe save some budget by increasing pension time, but how about the after effect of younger generation when searching of job? There is no job for the young because the old one is not retired yet…

03. The market is designed for elder people
This a little bit mixed, gray I think
6 days in a week, open from 9am – 5pm
1 day in a week, open from 9am – 10pm

The idea is work life and balance
but for someone like me, who work at 7 / 8am and sometimes going home at 6 / 7 pm (This is not normal, Dutch is well known of going home in the right time, and they kinda hate us due we work a little bit late, but I really do agree with Dutch on this, it just my situation is not so good as them)
Anyway, basically there is no market open for me on that 6 days
If you are elder people with pensions, you have all days the market for you
Maybe elder with pension have more disposable income but when the pension system is being challenged – from sure you will get your pension – to we are not sure anymore

04. Save money in the bank
A little bit mixed again, Dutch is well known people who save money in the bank
That is good for your own, but not good for economy…
Instead just saving the money, the money must be well spent too, otherwise the market will not running which in the end will fire back to you because everyone is saving their money in the bank, no one buy your product or use your service, and boom, you lose your job

05. Where Dutch and Immigrants spend their holiday…
At this moment, the tension is more or less say that Immigration causing Dutch people is losing their job
That is not true, more people means more money circled in economy, more money is more jobs for all of us
The biggest problem is where we spend our biggest holiday allowance… I said we because that including me sadly

Where are we going for holiday ??? (Not all these countries I have visit, but I will maybe)
Spain, Portugal, France, German, Swiss, England, Morocco, Turkey, Indonesia

Lets think where to go in Netherlands for holiday……
Amsterdam red light district? Keukenhof?

06. Horrible Service
What do you want to eat? This that, xxx euro, eet smakelijk

07. Racist treatment or racist joke is common
I do realize that Immigrant also one of trouble makers, I see them playing with tram door,  spitting in wooden halte, eating in the bus/tram, but making generalization and giving racist treatment wont do any good for economy

08. Housing Cost
All housing cost can take your 50-70% of your salary

09. Dining cost is the most expensive in Europe
Clear enough…

10. Depending too much on trades
Buy cheap, sell expensive
That trick is good in the past, but not anymore

11. Generous holiday for employee
What I heard is Companies is so afraid to open company in Netherlands due the cost of holiday and losing 1 month productivity
So company only open a po box to make their dutch sandwich 
keep in mind i as employee love holiday but in the same time I feel less competitive

Anyway, we get the idea now, basically the government must think 

How to increase competitiveness between companies in Netherlands
How to makes people have more disposable income and spend it in Netherlands
How to integrates all of these different cultures to spend their money in Netherlands

If you live in Netherlands, spend your money in Netherlands

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