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Dutch Gold Diggers, With Government Approval

The Netherlands is now officially sanctioning gold-digging. The Leeuwarder Courant (English summary here) reports that two villages are hoping to reduce their welfare rolls through strategic marriages: “The local social service departments are paying for the women to have a make-over in the hope they can hook up with a rich husband to support them.” Participants in the scheme will receive tips on hair, wardrobe and social and presentation skills. Perhaps the infamous Craigslist gold-digger should consider relocating. (HT: Chris Blattman)[%comments]