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For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.

[T]he box is a symbol. A symbol of the idea of equality, and of the importance of children.

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Mark | 785 comments Of course, millions of American adults are compelled to sleep outside in cardboard boxes, which I do not think is a circumstance that Finland would ever countenance.

When the US has achieved 50% infant mortality for non-wealthy people, I think they'll be having a positive orgy in the Bohemian Grove.

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