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Woningnood versus vakantiewoningen

De laatste maanden wordt er veel geschreven over woningnood. Er zou een tekort van circa 1 miljoen woningen zijn. In die beschouwing over woningnood wordt zelden de voorraad recreatie en vakantie woningen genoemd. Diverse bronnen stellen dat er ruim 130.000 recreatiewoningen zijn (bron 1, bron 2, CBS). Dit aantal is exclusief de zgn. tweede (of derde)...

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How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious Debate (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious DebateWSJ subtitle: Hollywood types including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard take a lax approach to hygiene, stoking a contentious uproar on how often one should bathe. It mirrors a similar discord in the medical community, and among everyday...

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Thinking of a place

Monday evening, I started watching an Owen Wilson film on Amazon Prime Video, called Bliss. I like watching Owen Wilson films. He's funny. After some 10-15 minutes I stopped watching. The start of this film is boring and depressing. Usually, the start of a film is foretelling. Hence, the low 5.3 rating on IMDb, I presume.Owen Wilson was sketching...

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Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within Year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Half of Europe’s Smaller Businesses Risk Bankruptcy Within YearBy: Lucy MeakinDate: 22 October 2020"Over half of Europe’s small and medium-sized businesses say they face bankruptcy in the next year if revenues don’t pick up, underscoring the breadth of damage wrought by the Covid-19 crisis. One in five companies in Italy and France anticipate...

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Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics (FT)

Financial Times title: Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics FT subtitle: The pandemic has undermined trust in Europe’s leaders and is sending voters in search of new answers By: Simon Kuper Date: 17 September 2020 "Wile E Coyote, the cartoon character, runs off the edge of the cliff. For a second, before he realises there is no more ground beneath him, his...

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A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean (WaPo)

Washington Post title: A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean By: Ishaan Tharoor Date: 10 August 2020 "A hundred years ago, French, British and Italian officials convened in a famous porcelain factory southwest of Paris to carve up the Ottoman Empire. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed Aug. 10, 1920, concluded months of fitful negotiations among the victors of...

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