Sunday, April 17, 2005
The Socialist Paradise of Norway
The NYT's gets this story right, and yet do you think that will alter their socialist agenda?
posted by Mark Butterworth |
OSLO — THE received wisdom about economic life in the Nordic countries is easily summed up: people here are incomparably affluent, with all their needs met by an efficient welfare state. They believe it themselves.
. . . when disposable income was adjusted for cost of living, Scandinavians were the poorest people in Western Europe. Danes had the lowest adjusted income, Norwegians the second lowest, Swedes the third. Spain and Portugal, with two of Europe's least regulated economies, led the list.