Thursday, June 06, 2013

Happy birthday

A while back I was moaning about Bounty packs and reps. Well, if only we lived in Finland, where every newborn child gets a maternity box from the government, with (as far as I can tell) no involvement from a profit-making business. Comments beneath the article from Finns suggest that the system isn't perfect, but it certainly sounds significantly better than what we get.

In the main the box contains useful and actually quite substantial items (lots of clothes, for instance), but it amused me to see that also included are condoms. Perhaps the state's way of saying, "Now that you're fully aware of the consequences of sex, you might be wanting these"...

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