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  • Nick Heap

    I was lucky enough to live in Denmark for a year between graduation from high school and starting college.

    I actually got to sit in a session of the Danish-equivalent of Parliament while they were debating possible changes to their furlough policies and how the current policies impacted the medical profession. My first host mother was a nurse, my second was a dentist, so this was something I witnessed at a very personal level as to how such policies played out in real-life - which was instructive, to say the least.

    There is a tremendous amount that American policy makers could learn from the Danes, yet I find myself cynical (to put it mildly) in how likely it might be that that they'd truly put such lessons into practice. Much of what works so well there is based on the idea of community and social-welfare - two concepts that have sadly been linked to concepts that the American mainstream have aggressively rejected as Pinko-Commie-Leftist.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I think the training aspect is what really is key and most often missed in America.