Ten Reasons We Can’t, and Shouldn’t, Be Nordic
Nordic-system evangelists would have you believe that citizens of freer-market countries are stressed while those living under generous social-welfare systems are happier and more relaxed.
The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism
The Nordic model is far from socialist.
Why Socialism Is Still Awful Despite Its European Image Makeover
While conservatives have been busy repudiating outdated communist ideas, the American left has succeeded in selling a new fantasy: the democratic-socialist utopia.
Another Liberal Meme Promoting Socialism Ripped to Shreds
This meme about Denmark has been virally making its way around the interwebs. It paints a rosy picture of a country where everything is free and people are remarkably happy but that isn’t quite true.
Sanders, Socialism and the Pursuit of Happiness by Michael Swartz
Contrary to the senator’s assertion, socialism doesn’t bring contentment.
Democratic Socialism is Still Socialism — a video from Prager University
What is democratic socialism? What makes it different than regular socialism? Has it been tried? Could it work in the United States? Comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder.
The Swedish Case for Limited Government by Daniel J. Mitchell
Misconceptions about the Nordic Economies by Luis Pablo de la Horra
Far from being socialistic, the economic recipes that have led Denmark or Sweden to have sustainable Welfare States are those usually identified with the free market: deregulated economies and flexible labor markets. Secondly, the burdensome taxation system in the Scandinavian countries is rather regressive; hence, the fiscal burden is essentially borne by low and middle classes.
5 Myths About Nordic Socialism Peddled By the Left by Nima Sanandaji
In reality, socialism has hurt Nordic countries like Denmark and Sweden. The US should avoid their mistakes, not repeat them.
The Welfare State Has Slowly but Surely Eroded Nordic Character by Daniel Mitchell
Europe’s Welfare States Try Welfare Reform by Nima Sanandaji
Scandinavian nations are abandoning what American progressives call ‘the Nordic model.’
Why would the U.S. want to be like Denmark? by Sierra Rayne
Denmark Teacher Eviscerates Liberals’ Call For “Free Stuff” — from Clash Daily
Scandinavia’s Third Way Policies Killed Entrepreneurship and Growth by Nima Sanandaji
Sweden Isn’t a Good Role Model for Bernie Sanders by Kent Kellar
“Democratic Socialism” Is a Contradiction in Terms by Sandy Ikeda
What Happens When You Try to Combine Democracy with Socialism?
The above title comes from this 2015 report by Nima Sanandaji: Scandinavian Unexceptionalism: Culture, Markets, and the Failure of Third-Way Socialism. It was mentioned by Daniel Mitchell, who has written the following articles on the topic:
Comparing the United States and Nordic Nations: Is American “Inequality” Bad if It Simply Means Some People Get Richer Faster than other People Get Richer?
By Daniel Mitchel:
Here are more articles on the topic…
Why Bernie Sanders Has to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class by Daniel Bier