The Nordic countries, or should I say Finland, has a multi-modal economy. The have the service industry but there are also industrialized. This means they have the ability to export products and support their GDP. They have also privatized their industries and cut taxes as early as the '90s. What is currently being proposed in the United States and it effects are not working. I, personally, would not like a Socialist government. The overeach of power is too great. We have no need of more masters.