A magic money tree does exist — and not just in Scandinavia. The question is who gets to shake it first.
Writing about Scandinavia for an international audience poses a dilemma. Pointing out good aspects of the “Nordic model” tends to hide what’s wrong in these countries, and how incomplete the victories of social democracy have been. Here, too, there has been rising inequality, massive privatization, and austerity measures. The gains of decades of class struggle […]