Friday, December 30, 2005

Norway moves to National Socialist business controls

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard [Norway makes the most of short shelf life, Daily Telegraph 29 December] in writing about how Norway has managed its oil revenue, writes:
Even the new Left-Socialist finance minister has been a model of restraint since the overthrow of the conservatives in September, though she wants to soak the super-rich a bit harder.
Kristin Halvorsen has reserved her radicalism for gender politics. For starters, firms with fewer than 40pc women on their boards will face closure from January next year. "These companies must be forced to take on qualified women. It doesn't matter how good the men are, they are still not good enough. The men have to step aside," she said.