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on July 30, 2018 in Featured World News

Reality Check: Women Are Worse Off In ‘Democratic Socialist’ Countries

Public-sector monopolies, publicly funded child care and parental leave, and ineffective gender quotas have hurt Nordic women’s career trajectories.  By Vanessa Brown Calder In light of self-professed “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary election results, the term “democratic socialism” has been bandied about a lot recently. Not least of all on “The View” this week, where Meghan McCain argued with Joy Behar about normalizing it. When McCain pressed Behar for an example of a democratic socialist country that was successful, she listed five Nordic countries: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Denmark. Those countries are better described as social democracies, with...

Public-sector monopolies, publicly funded child care and parental leave, and ineffective gender quotas have hurt Nordic women’s career trajectories.  By Vanessa Brown Calder In light of self-professed “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary election results, the term “democratic socialism” has...

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