Can America Learn from the Dutch?
While the Dutch is feeling the recession pain, their unemployment rate is only 3.5%. By contrast, European unemployment rate is 20% with United States almost at at 10%. The Expatica credit the Dutch success to low bureaucracy.
In France, employees are protected against dismissal with strict legislation. These cause France to have high unemployment rate. The Netherlands don't have such legislation. Instead, the Dutch reap the reward from flexibility. A lot of Netherlands citizens work part-time and the government does not interfere in the workforce. America can learn form this. Small government does not mean no government.