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Sweden: The Sensible (and Slowly Shrinking) Welfare State

ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 9:01 AM
The Non-Existent Stairway To Socialist Heaven In Sweden http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2011/11/non-existent-stairway-to-socialist.html M2RB: Led Zepplin

Sweden must be a schizophrenic country. Something strange is happening, after all, if a statist like Jeffrey Sachs and a rabid libertarian like yours truly both cited it as a role model in our remarks last month at the United Nations.

So who’s right? Well, it depends what you care about.

  • Jeffrey and other folks on the left are correct in that Sweden has a big government financed by high tax rates. According to OECD data, only France and Denmark have a bigger
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