Online Platform Enterprises such as Uber are now ubiquitous. How can these initiatives stemming from the digital economy be squared with aspirations for a European social economy?
The Dutch government wants prisoners to contribute to the cost of their own imprisonment: 16 Euros per day spent in prison. What has not been addressed in the debate so far, is that offenders are not equally likely to be sentenced to prison.
Offenders with a non-Dutch background go to prison more often and longer than native Dutch offenders. One explanation is that judges take into account whether offenders work or not. But differentiation based on work status may be problematic in itself.