NETHERLANDS – Euthanasia as a Dutch neoliberal success story



SOTT – In 2014, the phrase “completed life” was introduced to the Dutch mainstream through quite extensive reports and subsequent discussions. The phrase was used in relation to a healthy 63 year old man who was euthanized the year before due to “”fear of pension. “He was so close to retirement. Many people knew how lonely he was and that he spent all his time working.” The man had never been on holidays. He had never built a life outside his work. Now, with retirement upon him, his life was “completed”.


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