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Sweden - more austere than most, more free market than many

roman_mir (125474) writes | more than 2 years ago

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It's going to be harder for Keynesians to use Sweden as an example of a country that is a socialist utopia, now that it is more austere than most and more free market oriented than many. Of-course Scandinavia has been moving in the free market, private enterprise direction for about 20 years now, so the arguments were wrong for 20 years at least, which didn't stop some from making them, but now t

It's going to be harder for Keynesians to use Sweden as an example of a country that is a socialist utopia, now that it is more austere than most and more free market oriented than many. Of-course Scandinavia has been moving in the free market, private enterprise direction for about 20 years now, so the arguments were wrong for 20 years at least, which didn't stop some from making them, but now there is even a better way to shut them up.

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Indeed, Sweden is great (1)

Arker (91948) | more than 2 years ago | (#40292873)

I actually lived there for some time about a decade ago and found much of their 'socialism' to be more free market oriented than the US equivelants. Their schools, for instance, are private - the voucher system that our socialists fight tooth and nail to prevent is how Swedish education has worked for decades already.

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