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The improved quality of life in Invincible Holland
by Global Good News staff writer
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3 March 2008
Speaking during the Global Family Chat on the Maharishi Channel on 29 February, Dr Paul Gelderloos, Chief Minister of the Global Country of World Peace for the Netherlands, gave an inspiring report about the indications of growing invincibility in the Netherlands.
During his presentation, Dr Gelderloos showed slides of graphs giving an overview of the increased quality of life in Invincible Holland since 2006. He said that the quality of life and especially the economic well-being of Holland, has been increasing month after month throughout 2007.
Dr Gelderloos quotes the following statistics:
There were 20% more visitors to museums;
5% more passengers on Dutch railways;
10% more spending on organic food;
20% more investment in sustainable farming;
A huge 56% decrease in homicides in large cities;
A 19% decrease in homicides nationwide;
3% less victims of common crime;
An 8% drop in the number of prisoners;
And a 17% drop in misdemeanour fines in Amsterdam.
There were less speeding tickets;
Fewer people had traffic accidents;
There was a drop in car thefts;
An enormous decrease in people receiving unemployment allowance, disability allowance, and also the number of people receiving welfare;
A 60% reduction on crimes in trains and railway stations and even trains were running more on time.
In the economy in 2006, there was:
A 2.9% increase in Gross Domestic Product;
A 4.2% increase in Gross National Product;
A 6% increase of production of Dutch industry;
A 13% rise in export;
A 14% rise in import with the trade surplus rising 5.4%;
A 9% decrease in bankrupty;
An increase in consumer spending;
An increase in employment on all the different levels of the economy, especially the number of open job vacancies, retail revenues, advertisement spending;
A 5% increase in flower auctions, a very important industry for Holland;
A 16% increase in the value of all shares at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange;
A 34% increase in share transactions;
A 7% increase in building sector revenues;
A 18% increase in the number of people becoming entrepreneurs;
An increase in house prices;
Increased revenue for the hotel and catering industry;
Increased tourism and occupancy rate of Dutch hotels;
Decreased inflation rate (already lowest in Europe);
An enormous decrease in unemployment.
In the last quarter of 2007:
There was a 4.4% growth rate increase, the highest growth rate in 7 years. Inflation is one of the lowest in Europe; the prices in industry increased 10% compared with January last year; there was the largest increase in employment in seven years.
Trends since 2000
Dr Gelderloos said that in the two years since Invincible Holland was declared, the economy is growing at a much higher rate, and well above the average for the whole period.
'The accumulated growth over this seven to eight year period is staggering,' said Dr Gelderloos. 'It is increasing one year after the next, with a total Gross Domestic Product of almost 122 billion Euros per quarter, or nearly 500 billion Euros annually, which is very very significant given the size of the country.'
Dr Gelderloos added that exports are now 417 billion Euros annually, with the economy growing at 3.5% in 2007, the highest growth since year 2000.
Global Good News will feature Part II of this article— about maintaining the Invincibility of the Netherlands—on 4 March, 2008.
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