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The Dangers of Mandatory Paid Leave

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At a recent hearing on Paid Family Leave before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., thought herself brave and appropriate to harangue the only free-market witness – one out of seven – there. 

Paid-leave advocates ignore (or refuse to acknowledge) the ample literature that shows what happened in countries and states that have adopted the kind of paid-leave policies they would like to see implemented in the U.S.. Greszler devoted an entire section of her testimony to showing that the number one lesson learned from these examples is that the U.S. government shouldn’t emulate them.


This article was republished with permission from the American Institute for Economic Research.

[Image Credit: Flickr-Dimitri Rodriguez, CC BY 2.0]

Taleed Brown

Taleed Brown

Taleed Brown, Media Production Specialist at AIER, is a creative professional with experience in digital marketing and content creation. He is Co-founder of Atlanta based startup Bespoke Black Media and has a YouTube channel with more than 5 million collective views. He’s been featured on The Rubin Report,, and has spoken at the Anarchapulco conference.

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