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Time to Follow Sweden’s Lead on Fiscal Policy

Christopher429 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 11:13 AM
So sadly typical...or typically sad...to see "conservatives" or quasi-psuedo libertarian free marketers like Cato mouthpieces refer to socialist countries or philosophies as "solutions" or "rolemodels" for America and Americans. Continually hacking away at the branches of tyranny...whilst real freemarketers and leaders like Ron Paul etc call for and ARE striking the ROOT of the statist tree....getting RID of laws/government and its controls and regimentation..not making it "better" or "more efficient" or "more in touch with the voters" or "Bipartisan" or "cheaper" or "more conservative" et al ad nauseum..... Heritage/CATO windbags....Emulating socialists and socialism...that will help oppose Obama..HA!.

Sweden has a very large and expensive welfare state, but it’s actually becoming a bit of a role model for economic reform. I’ve already commented on the country’s impressive school choice system and noted that the Swedes have partially privatized their Social Security system.

I even wrote a Cato study looking at the good and bad features of economic policy in the Nordic nations, and cited a Swedish parliamentarian who explained that his nation became rich because of small government and free markets and how he is hopeful his country is returning to its libertarian...