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Womenomics--the slow slide to socialism

I read a bit of a new book called a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061697184?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0061697184″emWomenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0061697184″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /started to post on it and realized I couldn’t stomach it, and dropped it off at my local bookstore for someone more hardy to digest. There were a number of points I wanted to make about it, mainly that the female authors thought it a good thing for women to cut their workweek and just kick back and live the life they wanted. “If everyone decides to do this, what happens to US productivity,” I thought, “and why is it that work is seen as distastefull unless one can set their own hours, have free access to childcare and a loving boss?” It’s called a JOB, for goodness sakes. But, in the interest of staying calm, I did not blog about these things but I did see that Vox Day had a good post on the book and I a href=”http://voxday.blogspot.com/2009/06/womenomics.html”will turn it over to him: /abr /br /blockquoteThe problem with this book, I suspect, is that the usual female fascism will likely rear its incoherent but lushly-maned head and demand that everyone do less work so as not to make working women look bad by comparison, thereby transforming what could be a reasonable call for workers to examine their individual priorities into yet another justification for government intervention into the workplace./blockquotebr /br /I fear that Womenomics is just a buzzword for a slow descent into becoming like France, where the unemployment is high and the vacations are generous. Is this really better?