Ron P Wrote:
Jun 11, 2012 8:25 AM
Born in the USA where I lived for 65 years, then moved to Stockholm for family reasons 10 years ago. The weather: same latitude as the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, 100 miles south of Anchorage: 59 degrees. The winters are not especially cold, compared with the North Dakota and nearby states, but they are long. Sweden is not a socilaist state--it is a nanny state, and the Swedes like it this way. They voted for it and finance it through their taxes. The current ruling coalition is dominated by the more conservative of the eight political parties. It would look like a moderate Democrat party in the USA. The Swedes have a good grip on finances and do smart things in this realm. More to say, but there seems to be a word limit here...