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To: beaversmom
Strange article. The Author mixed the Sweeds and the Nords freely, the Sweeds as examples of how not to do it, the Nords as examples of socialism that works.

Yet he ignored the 600 pound Gorilla in the room, the Nords fund their socialism experiment with the North Sea Oil fields and the Sweeds with chocolate...

Taxation in Norway is extreme and the social bennies are great, till the oil runs out. But the cost of living is insane, a hotdog in a gas station runs 6 bucks, and it is the cheapest food in town.

Norway is a great socialist experiment, till they run out of oil. Then like all socialistic schemes, when the money runs out, it will inevitably collapse destroying the Society.

I have spent some time in Norway, love it and the people. Just get tired of all the “Obama is going to teach you how to be good socialists” cocktail talk.

To ignore the vast funds pouring into Norway from the State run North Seal Oil sales to make socialism look good is duplicitous at best.

6 posted on 02/04/2013 6:02:06 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Sweden and Finland does not have oil. Denmark has some natural gas resources, but negligeble compared to Norway.

And, the Economist talks about how Sweden has learnt from “some” of its socialistic mistakes.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:56 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: American in Israel

Norway is a great socialist experiment, till they run out of oil.
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most obviously through Norway’s $600 billion sovereign-wealth fund...

Norway is still pumping money into that fund which will be around producing income for that small country long after the oil is gone.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 6:29:58 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: American in Israel

Not to mention that there are only 4million people in the entire country.

It is like the US taking the whole budget to support the people of Houston...of course it can be done.


67 posted on 02/05/2013 8:58:26 PM PST by willyd
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