Fact of the day 2/4/2022

Daniel Odukoya , Editor: Showayane Wallace

The Netherlands, often misnamed Holland, have one of the richest population in the world. The Duke of the Netherlands brings in billions of Euros by exporting agricultural goods, leading to a recent employment rate all time high, now standing at 81.6%.

Being the healthiest when it comes to diet isn’t the only thing the Dutch have to boast of, as they also have the highest English proficiency in the world at about 90% of the population speaking English as a second language.

The Dutch are also the inventors of the first stock market in the world.  It was invented by Dutch legislators and businessmen back in 1602 and was done as a means to fund the Dutch East India Company.

The Dutch were also the first to develop the fairtrade certification that seeks greater equity in International Trade