Love Vacation

I’m finding conservative arguments about the centrality of family breakdown issues to a lot of social problems in the United States increasingly compelling. The trouble is that few conservatives seem to have policy proposals that are reasonably likely to make a serious dent in the problem. And then there’s Finland: “A proposed bill before Parliament would grant Finnish workers, already entitled to 25 paid days of vacation a year and as many as 10 paid public holidays, one more week of ‘love vacation’ to reduce, its sponsor said, a high divorce rate and revive passion in a population whose workdays are growing longer.”

At least one member of the center-right Christian Democratic party says he might be willing to sign on if you made it unpaid leave.