Carefully omitting the gorilla is a calculated lie. Shame on them. No integrity these days. Why would I buy a magazine that that reports what they think I need to hear, instead of simply reporting what IS.
Economist my eye, more like Anti-Economist.
I have to admit that I am a long time suscriber to the Econimist and generally appreciate their reporting.
Though, I agree this fixation on the Nordic countries as some sort of magical solution is off.
Besides, imho, the Economist fails to bring up the main things that has made the Nordic model work - A very homogenic culture with extreme levels of trust compared to most other societies.
And, as many people bring up, the liberals combined with large immigration levels have been doing their best to destroy this cultural state.