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    Does anyone know how much of its economy is dependent on drugs and sex tourism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Wept View Post
    Does anyone know how much of its economy is dependent on drugs and sex tourism?
    Are you proposing we follow suit? I'm in!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Wept View Post
    Does anyone know how much of its economy is dependent on drugs and sex tourism?
    I don't know but I'd agree with legalising drugs and prostitution in Ireland, it would bring in a bit of tax revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    I don't know but I'd agree with legalising drugs and prostitution in Ireland, it would bring in a bit of tax revenue.
    Aer Lingus wouldn't like it though

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    The major economic benefit was a reduced cost in the legal system.

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    I think you will find that the Dutch economy bears a lot of similarities with the German economy and has little or nothing in common with the Irish economy in that the Dutch make things and sell them abroad. As a result some of their companies grow to be internationally recognisable names like the Phillips electrical goods company in Eindhoven.

    Weed and porn are not systemic to the Dutch economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauli View Post
    I think you will find that the Dutch economy bears a lot of similarities with the German economy and has little or nothing in common with the Irish economy in that the Dutch make things and sell them abroad. As a result some of their companies grow to be internationally recognisable names like the Phillips electrical goods company in Eindhoven.

    Weed and porn are not systemic to the Dutch economy.
    Lol Dank u . 'Holland' is so wonderfully sensible and cool .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauli View Post
    I think you will find that the Dutch economy bears a lot of similarities with the German economy and has little or nothing in common with the Irish economy in that the Dutch make things and sell them abroad. As a result some of their companies grow to be internationally recognisable names like the Phillips electrical goods company in Eindhoven.

    Weed and porn are not systemic to the Dutch economy.
    There isn't a huge amount of manufacturing left in Holland, aside from the chemicals and hydrocarbons industry.

    Pick up a Philips product and it won't be made there.

    But you're right that drugs and sex tourism are a tiny part of the economy and only really of any relevance in Amsterdam.

    What the Dutch do have are
    - a massive aviation industry relative to the size of the country
    - a massive port infrastructure, which mostly exports German-made goods
    - a heavy focus on internationally traded professional services
    - a very intensive food and agri sector
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultor View Post
    Are you proposing we follow suit? I'm in!!
    Aren't we already being screwed for way over the odds ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauli View Post
    i think you will find that the dutch economy bears a lot of similarities with the german economy and has little or nothing in common with the irish economy in that the dutch make things and sell them abroad. As a result some of their companies grow to be internationally recognisable names like the phillips electrical goods company in eindhoven.

    Weed and porn are not systemic to the dutch economy.
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