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Well-intentioned though it might be, new paid family leave law is going to cost all of us


August 14, 2019

Like many pieces of legislation, Oregon’s new paid leave law provides some benefits.

But it’s going to cost us all, just like many of the other “progressive” initiatives our state has formulated in what critics describe as an onward march toward increased socialism.

“Socialism” is one of those words that many of us don’t want to hear.

For some of us, it may be a somewhat mind-numbing return to high school civics class, memories of obtuse textbook references to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and John Stuart Mill, capitalism, communism and such.

For others, more inclined to...

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