Ive just washed Stanford bridge, round two. :)
- Yes, in one way. Many large Scandinavian companies are very successful in America and the more of Mohamed cartoons we publish the more goods we'll sell to patriotic Americans.
But so far, we Scandinavian brutes haven't been especially successful in exporting our model of society to America.
There are a lot of Obama voters who think the US could become like Scandinavia by expanding the government and introducing Socialist health-care reforms, but without using the sane economic policies of the Nordic Countries. The only thing these Socialist experiments will result in is even higher unemployment and an even heftier deficit.
America is nowhere near becoming like Sweden.
The average Obama voter wouldn't last one day at the Volvo assembly line.
America does not need outdated Swedish Socialism from the past, just like we Swedes ourselves have done away with pretty much of it.
What America badly needs to copy from Sweden of today is our restoration of Lutheran work ethics, our willingness to support businesses and innovation, as well as our ability of creating financial stability through paying our nation's debts instead of increasing them.
A country that, contrary to America, successfully has copied Sweden lately is Germany. Merkel is a blessing to Germany and could well prove to be a blessing to all of Europe. There might even be hope for Greece (even though I'm not much of an optimist concerning that matter).
What “Swedish” economic policies lead to growth and which lead to stagnation?:
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