The Scandinavian-Welfare Myth Revisited

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The Scandinavian-Welfare Myth Revisited

Obama seems hell-bent on expanding the US welfare state at any cost, and of course no welfare-state debate is complete without bringing up the Scandinavian countries as the perfect example of massive statism bringing prosperity. This seems to be a real conundrum, even for Austrians and other libertarians. Being a citizen of Sweden myself, I am often asked to give an explanation of these “bumblebee economies” that aren’t supposed to be able to fly but still do…

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