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  • Socialism works fine?

    According to most libertarians, socialism ends in disaster. Redistribution of wealth and high taxes destroy the incentive to contribute to civilization, thus leading to failure. However, what about the oft-touted "bumblebee economies" of Scandinavian countries? Scandinavian countries have incredibly...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Buzz Killington on Tue, Oct 23 2012
  • Question about Sweden

    A blog post linked to this article, which mentioned the following interesting tidbit about Sweden: "...its laws prohibit politicians running up the national debt in boom years". Does anybody know more about these laws?
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Peter Sidor on Tue, Nov 30 2010
  • Libertarians in Sweden?

    Are there any Libertarians in Sweden, better yet in the Stockholm area? Do they gather every now and then to have a drink or listen to each other speak on something? Or are they maybe all a bunch of socialists or Keynesians? ;)
    Posted to General (Forum) by hoarder on Thu, Apr 8 2010
  • How many Swedish Kronas are out there?

    I wonder if anyone of you know how I can get information on the amount of "money" in circulation in my country (Sweden). I'm trying to figure out how similar our Riksbank is to the U.S. Federal Reserve. Ideally I want to get a picture of how, technically, Swedish interest rates are being...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by PEZ on Fri, Feb 19 2010
  • Article to refute Sweden's nationalization of banks?

    Anybody have one on hand? Thanks, Luis.
    Posted to History (Forum) by Luis Buenaventura on Fri, Feb 27 2009
  • The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

    Many leftists often point to the "superiority" of Scandinavian "socialism." Leftists often use Denmark and Sweden as their examples, since they are the most successful Scandinavian nations. I already covered this issue in an earlier post , but I feel it is important to rehash this...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by krazy kaju on Sun, Jan 4 2009
  • Re: European Socialism? Why doesn't it work?

    Most of my family is from Poland. The universal health care there is horrible. Taxes are pretty high and regulations there are oppressive. Some of my family resides in Germany. Unfortunately, my uncle (not blood related) is an alcoholic. He has no job and has had none for years now (coming close to a...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by krazy kaju on Mon, Dec 15 2008
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