HEALTHY LOOKING ICELANDIC WOMEN.
Egalitarianism has triumphed over merit in Iceland, according to a widely reported story.
Although Iceland has had equal pay mandated by law since 1970, the new law requires that the 16 percent pay gap between men and women be closed in the next few years.
The goal appears to be to have women, on average, earn exactly the same as men. Differences in abilities and interests, expressed in occupational choices, can no longer be reflected in pay differences. Even if women work 30 hours a week and men work 40 hours, then when all is said and done, women must by law be paid the same as men in order to eliminate the pay gap.
WHAT AN ICELANDIC WOMAN LOOKS LIKE.
In other words, the law does not mandate equal opportunity, but rather equal outcomes.
I wonder if Iceland has a law mandating that blacks and other nonwhites in Iceland (how many blacks are even in Iceland?) receive the same pay as whites.
SEND THEM TO ICELAND FOR THEIR EQUAL PAY.
Equal outcomes is a Marxist interference with a free market in labor. in simple terms, it’s a cost of doing business that makes a country less competitive. I’m not sure that matters much to Iceland, which doesn’t seem to compete much on international markets anyway.
A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women.
In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January.
Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera.
ANOTHER ICELANDIC WOMAN. A VIKING THROWBACK? GOOD AT SWINGING THOR’S HAMMER.