Frayda Levin, of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity , has this wonderful op-ed in today’s Record . In it, Ms. Levin explains clearly why government-mandated family leave is a foolish idea — and a harmful policy. Here’s her concluding paragraph:
The experience of Europe tells us mandated programs result in fewer
jobs, declining families and eroding work ethics. The free market
approach may not satisfy politicians’ need to say they solved a
problem. Rather, it works quietly, over time, creating multiple
solutions, with some working better than others. Over time, the bad
ones are rejected and the good ones are free to further evolve.