Capitalism’s benevolent circle greater prosperity

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More economic freedom for women leads to great economic prosperity. Picture: iStock
More economic freedom for women leads to great economic prosperity. Picture: iStock

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Greater economic freedom and opportunity leads to greater prosperity, leading to greater gender equality, writes James Peron.

American writer and activist Joan Kennedy Taylor, in her book Reclaiming the Mainstream: Individualist Feminism Rediscovered, quoted a conservative critic of feminism: “Midge Decter characterised the entire movement as one in which ‘a group of the freest, most vital and energetic – and most economically and physically privileged – young women in the history of the race rose up and proclaimed themselves to be the victims of intolerable oppression’.”

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