Scandinavian socialism is less real than Santa Claus

If you believe that a large man in a red suit can fly around the world on a sleigh guided by reindeer and deliver presents to billions of homes on Christmas Eve, then you should also believe in Scandinavian socialism.  In other words, the Nordic countries' proclivity for socialism is about as real as Santa Claus living at the North Pole with his army of toy-making elves. Even though prominent politicians such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) would like you to believe that the Scandinavian countries are socialist utopias, the exact opposite is actually true. In "Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden," a new Policy Brief from The Heartland Institute, the case could not be clearer that these three nations are not socialistic.  In fact, in several ways, these three countries are more free-market than the United States.  For example, the United States...(Read Full Post)
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