Socialism Drags Everyone Down To The Lowest Common Denominator
In Sweden a lunch lady who was going out of her way to do an excellent job feeding her students – including making fresh bread for the kids every day – has been asked to do a poorer job. Because being so good at her job wasn’t fair to the other lunch ladies and students, I guess.
Annika Eriksson makes lunches consisting of newly baked bread and an assortment of 15 vegetables for her students at the school.
But the local municipality has order her to “bring it down a notch since other schools do not receive the same calibre of food.”
You see, that’s “unfair.”
Her menu also doesn’t comply with a 2011 “healthy diet scheme.”
According to The Local, Katarina Lindberg, head of the unit responsible for the school diet scheme, told the local Falukuriren newspaper, “A menu has been developed… It is about making a collective effort on quality, to improve school meals overall and to try and ensure everyone does the same.”
As a result, Eriksson’s new offerings will consist of one half less vegetables and store-bought bread rather than her handmade ones.
I guess America isn’t the only place where top-down, one-size-fits-all school lunch policy has strayed into the realm of absurdity. But what else would we expect from such policies? Whether we’re talking about health care or school lunches, it always drugs us all down to the lowest common denominator.Tags: school lunch