"you would never have a Liberal or Libertarian economy due to your population already accepting colectivist wealth-equality nonsense, having such a redistributionist culture you now have about as huge of a welfare state that has forced you to tax your private sector at a net avg of 40% roughly and tramp down on immigration 100000%"
correct, i was talking (sorry for not clarifying that, you didnt ask) about big companies, not people. tax on income is comparable to other west-european countries, and smaller companies are indeed taxed somewhat normally. but big companies like shell have evaded taxes for years, and there are many 'brievenbus'companies, meaning companies that exist only as facade for money to flow. taxes are low for some companies, and rules are lax for all. also special ruling exist to evade taxes.
ofc in comparison to extreme examples, netherlands isnt special. but in european terms its a tax haven. the european parliament made a ruling on it, calling netherlands a tax haven, and oxfam international put netherlands on third place worldwide after bermuda islands and cayman islands
my use of the term liberal was possibly too rough, for sure policies differed between countries. but generally, i meant that there was consensus of lowering taxes, cutting government spending and increasing privatisation troughtout 80s-90s. that is my understanding, i wasnt born yet so im not sure either.
old people not contributing to workforce, but costing money, is a problem in the netherlands. immigration of suitable groups can be a solution in that regard, though im against mass immigration for sure, but more because of clash of cultural effects
btw i was just describing my understanding of the situation, your perspective seems to be quite negative, why? moderate redistribution is generally a good principle imo, whats wrong with that?