In my younger years, I oftentimes would have arguments with statists who wanted me to believe that countries in Northern Europe like Sweden “proved” that generous welfare states were compatible with economic prosperity. 1,739 more words
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Four Great Moments in Foreign Government Stupidity...and some Embarrassing Political Correctness in America
While I mostly focus on bad government policy in the United States, I also think we can learn lessons from what’s happening in other nations. 1,101 more words
When I first started working on fiscal policy in the 1980s, I never thought I would consider Sweden any sort of role model.
It was the quintessential cradle-to-grave welfare state, much loved on the left as an example for America to follow. 1,005 more words